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Health professionals need to be aware of the importance of patient identification when taking blood samples to reduce adverse events
Red and white blood cells have a range of functions and a full blood count is the one of the most frequently requested routine tests to aid diagnosis
NICE guidance emphasises the role of endoscopy in treating patients who have upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
NICE has issued a clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of lower limb peripheral arterial disease.
Peripheral arterial disease has a low profile, despite its threat to life and limb. A trust set up a PAD service to provide diagnosis and treatment. Peripheral arterial disease part 2 of 2.
Scientists have shown how “good” cholesterol can go bad and contribute to heart disease and strokes.
A haemophilia nurse consultant has contributed to a unique new book about the personal experiences of people affected by bleeding disorders.
Local and world-renowned artists, as well as staff and patients, have all submitted work for a special one-off auction to raise money for King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust.
Blood donors are being urged to come forward in the run-up to the festive season as blood stocks run low.
A new blood test for pre-eclampsia could save hundreds of babies’ lives a year in the UK, say researchers.
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I spent a day last week experiencing the adult student nurse programme at City University in London. The student nurses on that programme will be spending time on placement on the same wards that I trained on 35 years ago.
Anaemia is often overlooked as its symptoms – shortness of breath, palpitations, headache and dizziness, for example – can be put down to a range of other conditions.
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Every year about 5,000 patients die unnecessarily in the UK from hospital-acquired infection (National Audit Office, 2000). Many become infected during simple procedures, such as administering intravenous drugs and managing wounds, owing to poor hand-washing and aseptic technique. Despite this, it has been shown that techniques and terminology vary greatly (Rowley, 1996).