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'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS'

'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS' Subscription Required

19-Sep-2014

In advance of the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual conference, I have been reflecting on the collective power of community nurses to improve the health of our nation - and when I say “community nurses” I mean nurses across the whole range of specialties.

Helping schools to manage continence problems

Helping schools to manage continence problems Subscription Required

25-Apr-2014

Children with continence problems may experience social and psychological problems. A toolkit aims to support schools to provide appropriate care during the school day

Councils to have legal obligation to run health visitor services

Councils to have legal obligation to run health visitor services

22-Aug-2014

The commissioning of core health visiting services is set to transfer from the NHS to local councils next year, the Department of Health has confirmed.

Warning on mums' mental health care

Nearly half of women lack access to perinatal mental healthcare

8-Jul-2014

Mentally ill mothers are missing out on potentially life-saving care because they cannot access NHS services, experts have 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.

A patient with asthma

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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