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Student nurses on overseas electives often choose destinations with high health and personal safety risks. Thorough risk assessment and minimisation are therefore vital
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The first in a three-part series on electrocardiograms explores continual monitoring
I qualified as a nurse more than 17 years ago and, as a result of that, I have seen three governments run the NHS, continuous changes and a whole host of health-service scandals that have ended in increased scrutiny and criticism by the media and by society.
Patients may miss difficult-asthma clinic appointments for several reasons; a study examined whether telephoning those who did not turn up improved future attendance
Denise Beach has asthma. She outlines her problems in accessing appropriate treatment in accident and emergency
The Buteyko breathing technique has been shown to help people control asthma symptoms and could be incorporated into asthma reviews by practice nurses
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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards aim to protect patients and staff when patients lack capacity to make decisions for themselves
A study undertaken in the US has shown a link between harsh physical punishment and anxiety disorders, substance abuse and personality disorders in a general population
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