Improving support for patients with aphasiaSubscription
Aphasia can put patients’ sense of self and relationship-building skills at risk. Nurses must recognise how aphasia affects patients’ whole lives to provide high-quality care
Identifying parents with learning disabilitiesSubscription
Various tools can help to identify people with learning disabilities but more research is needed to find out how useful they are in identifying parents with learning disabilities
New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDsSubscription
New evidence from randomised controlled trials on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reinforces the need to review all patients taking such medication
Why don’t stroke survivors who are severely disabled make a better recovery?
The review was undertaken to establish the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on people with mild cognitive impairment. There is little evidence that the treatment modifies disease progression to dementia
We have all experienced times when we have found communication difficult, such as when we’re in an overseas country. We know what we want to say but it can be difficult to find the words to express ourselves in a different language.
Tremendous progress has been made in acute stroke care
Rehabilitation for patients after strokeSubscription
NICE has issued guidance on how to support the long-term rehabilitation and care of people living with stroke
Using telemedicine for acute stroke assessmentSubscription
Early, accurate assessment of stroke is essential if patients are to receive timely, effective treatment. Telemedicine can provide rapid access to expert assessment
Benefits of arrhythmia care coordinatorsSubscription
The British Heart Foundation ran a pilot to improve care pathways for patients with long-term arrhythmias by giving them access to a dedicated care coordinator