Am I sickened and shamed by Tuesday’s Health Service Ombudsmans report? Most certainly. How could any normal, decent human being not be. Am I surprised? Not in the least.
There are brilliant examples of good dementia care in the NHS, but to make that happen everywhere, nurses and other healthcare staff need to learn how to secure the support of families and friends, stresses June Andrews
Developing an intermediate care unit for older people with mental and physical illnessesSubscription
Mental illnesses, such as delirium, dementia and depression, are common among older people in acute care. A rehabilitation unit was set up to aid independence
I have been asked to help measure the apex and radial pulse. What are they and why is it necessary to measure both?Subscription
Nursing practice often involves undertaking procedures about which there is debate or uncertainty. In Practice Question we ask experts to determine how nurses should approach these situations
This is part 1 of a six-part series on patient assessment procedures. It discusses the calculation and use of body mass index (BMI). This is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that is commonly used to assess nutritional status, either as a stand-alone tool or as part of a comprehensive nutritional assessment.
Using red jugs to improve hydrationSubscription
An innovative yet simple approach to reduce the risk of dehydration in inpatients
The value of nursing lies in the opportunity to affect individual lives and the personal rewards that this brings - especially at Christmas
Well planned and delivered end-of-life care is shaped by the patient’s life and personality.
The NHS could transform the way we manage the rehabilitation of older patients by changing the way we educate and prepare healthcare assistants.
Nurses need to find a balance between form filling and delivering care, and ensure that any data gathered on pressure ulcers is used to improve care