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Addressing continence in children with disabilities

Addressing continence in children with disabilities Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable

Toileting problems in children with autism

Toileting problems in children with autism Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

Learning to use the toilet can be challenging for some children with autism. Nurses have an important role in supporting children and their families

Millions 'depressed by body image'

Millions 'depressed by body image', say campaigners

13-Oct-2014

Millions of people in the UK are depressed because of the way they think they look, according to a new campaign aimed at changing attitudes to body image.

NICE updates guidance on treating bipolar disorder

24-Sep-2014

Many children who have bipolar disorder can go for years without having their symptoms recognised, latest guidance for the NHS has warned.

Nil by mouth: best practice and patient education

Nil by mouth: best practice and patient education Subscription Required

20-Jun-2014

Nurses need to understand why patients must be nil by mouth, be familiar with best practice and be able to educate patients in the procedure and the reasons for it

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How to ensure patient safety in drug dose calculation Subscription Required

12-Oct-2012

Medicines management is a core nursing skill. This review gives an introduction to and taster of our newly launched online Nursing Times Learning unit on drug calculations.

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Complication of chickenpox infection without skin rashes

Complication of chickenpox infection without skin rashes Subscription Required

21-Mar-2014

Chickenpox, without a characteristic vesicular skin rash, can result in a diagnostic dilemma when an associated complication of the infection occurs

'Vaccine cost system lets harm from meningitis B continue'

'Vaccine cost system lets harm from meningitis B continue' Subscription Required

7-Mar-2014

Emmeline McArdle, a nurse from Kent, knows only too well the devastation that meningococcal B meningitis (MenB) and septicaemia cause.

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Preventing malaria in travellers: an overview Subscription Required

18-May-2012

Nurses play a key role in advising travellers on malaria risks, prevention and symptoms.

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Managing allergic rhinitis Subscription Required

20-Apr-2012

The symptoms of allergic rhinitis can be disruptive and distressing. This article outlines their causes and triggers, and the main treatment options.

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Communicating with children with asthma

Communicating with children with asthma Subscription Required

14-Feb-2013

Communication can be challenging in consultations involving children and their parents, as they may have different views and priorities

The development process for a new spacer device Subscription Required

15-Nov-2012

The second article in a two-part series on the use of spacers to treat asthma in children describes the development of a child friendly spacer

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Recognising and managing transfusion reactions

Recognising and managing transfusion reactions Subscription Required

19-Sep-2014

Patients receiving blood transfusions can die if errors are made and if the signs of a severe reaction are not recognised and acted on at an early stage

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