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Practice Nursing

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Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on how to tell the difference between dementia, delirium and depression in older people, to ensure they receive the right care.

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Students preferred the mini interview approach to traditional interviews

Multiple mini-interviews for nurse recruitment Subscription Required

Multiple mini-interviews are being used collaboratively by a higher education institution and an NHS trust to select nurses with the right skills and value.

More nurses must be recruited to practice nursing to alleviate the workforce crisis

A scheme to increase practice nurse numbers Subscription Required

The Advanced Training Practice Scheme is boosting the number of nurses pursuing a career in practice nursing in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

How effective is Productive Ward?

How effective is Productive Ward? Subscription Required

The Productive Ward initiative celebrates its 10th birthday this year, and a growing body of literature reveals its benefits to patients and staff.

Student nurse feedback can help ensure clinical placements meet students' needs

Encouraging student feedback on placements Subscription Required

After eliciting students’ views on what makes a good practice placement, one trust is now working to make sure students feel able to raise concerns.

Penn State University

Faster heart rate could be 'novel' risk factor for diabetes

Measuring heart rate could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of researchers.

Paracetamol in pregnancy ‘may lower testosterone in unborn boys’

Prolonged paracetamol use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys, according to UK researchers.

Taking statins linked with 30% lower stroke risk

Regular use of cholesterol lowering drugs is associated with a significantly lower risk of stroke in healthy older adults, according to a French study.

Diabetes patient and nurse

Type 2 diabetes screening may reduce CVD and mortality

Screening for type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to a team of UK and US researchers.

Diabetes patient and nurse

Diabetes charity targets ‘vital’ primary care professionals

Diabetes UK has re-launched its Primary Care Network in order to deliver more knowledge and advice to practice nurses.

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