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Neurology Nursing

News and practice for neurology nurse specialists

A dementia first aid course for family carers

A dementia first aid course for family carers Subscription Required

A dementia first aid course dealing with frustrating and challenging behaviour was set up to support people who care for members of their family with dementia.

Phrases like “my head feels like it’s in a vice” can help nurses get a sense of pain severity

The importance of assessing pain in adults Subscription Required

Pain is a personal experience but may be difficult to communicate. It is vital that nurses know how best to assess it to ensure the optimal treatment is given.

The body has its own chemicals that it can produce to deal with pain

Transmission of pain signals to the brain Subscription Required

The first part of this series described how pain is detected in the body. This article describes the process of pain transmission and how this relates to pain management.

Acute pain is caused by activating pain receptors throughout the body

Physiology - how the body detects pain stimuli Subscription Required

The first of a three-part series on the management of pain describes how pain is detected in the body and the implications for clinical practice.

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Effects of long working hours and alcohol intake

Effects of long working hours and alcohol intake Subscription Required

New evidence on link between working hours and use of alcohol suggests long hours increase likelihood of risky drinking, but results should be treated with caution.

Brain cooling ‘lessens’ chances of head injury recovery

Brain cooling ‘lessens’ chances of head injury recovery

Head injury patients do not benefit from a therapy that involves cooling their bodies to reduce brain swelling, international research has found.

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Sister uses board games to support brain injury patients

A ward sister at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has been helping patients with brain injuries on the road to recovery.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Pioneering 'epilepsy passport' to cut child admissions

An innovative tool has been launched today to help improve communication between health professionals and children with epilepsy, with the aim of keeping them out of hospital.

Parkinson's UK

Tribute paid to UK’s first Parkinson’s specialist nurse

Tributes have been paid to the pioneering work of the UK’s first Parkinson’s disease nurse specialist who passed away earlier this month. 

Health secretary

Hunt orders investigation of 'regulatory gap' baby death case

The health secretary has promised an independent investigation of the death of a baby whose ‘incredibly distressing’ case highlighted a regulatory ‘gap’ in the NHS’s ability to probe historic complaints.

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'Be knowledgeable about the drugs you administer'

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Being mentored by a mental health nurse prescriber has inspired me to share an experience that challenged me to draw upon skills I learned in theory sessions and was keen to put into practice.

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Neurological assessment 1 - Assessing level of consciousness Subscription Required

This article, the first in a four-part series on neurological assessment, describes assessment of level of consciousness.

'No significant link' between breastfeeding and higher IQ

'No significant link' between breastfeeding and higher IQ

“Breastfeeding has no benefit over bottle feeding when it comes to a child’s IQ,” the Daily Mail says, reporting on the results of a study that found no significant link between breastfeeding and increased intelligence.


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