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Smoking Cessation Nursing

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Patients should be referred to an ophthalmic unit in cases of suspected cataracts

Nurses' role in early detection of cataracts Subscription Required

By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.

Patients can be shown how to improve their health during routine appointments

Building brief intervention into your everyday work Subscription Required

All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.

Staff must be competent identifying and assessing patients at greatest risk of harm

The role of nurse leaders in improving health

Senior nurse leaders have an important role to play in improving the health of patients and staff through the delivery of behaviour change interventions.

How common medicines can affect bone health

How common medicines can affect bone health Subscription Required

Drugs used to treat common conditions can adversely affect bone health. Nurses need to be aware of the risks and prevention strategies

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking?

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking? Subscription Required

E-cigarettes are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to smoking. However, it is still not clear whether they are a safe and effective way of quitting

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All hospital grounds in Scotland tobacco-free from today

From 1 April, all hospital grounds in Scotland will be smoke-free, with patients, visitors and staff asked to leave the grounds before they light up.

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Nurse diagnosis aided by app that supports evidence-based decisions

Smartphones and tablets “may hold the key” to helping more nurses to broach sensitive health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression with patients, claim US researchers.

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Financial incentives could prompt smoking cessation in pregnant women

Financial incentives could prompt smoking cessation in pregnant women

Pregnant women are more likely to quit smoking if financial rewards are offered as part of a treatment plan, according to new research.

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Early trial results on 'e-cigarettes' encouraging, say reviewers

Emerging evidence suggests that electronic cigarettes are effective for helping people quit or reduce their smoking, according to a Cochrane review.

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Survey: Nurses' wellbeing still needs more attention

The NHS is still failing to attach enough importance to the health and wellbeing of its nursing workforce, but the picture is improving, according to results from our latest annual survey.

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The physiological effects of smoking on the respiratory system Subscription Required

Smoking causes fatal diseases to develop in many parts of the body including cancers of the upper and lower respiratory tracts (mouth, nasopharynx, larynx, and lung), the oesophagus, and the kidney.

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Concerns raised about increased e-cigarette use in teenagers

Concerns raised about increased e-cigarette use in teenagers

“E-cigarettes: Many teenagers trying them, survey concludes,” BBC News reports after a survey of around 16,000 English teenagers found one in five teens had tried an e-cigarette.

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