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To improve the oral health of hospital inpatients, the Mouth Care Matters initiative was adopted in 12 acute hospital trusts. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Selecting continence products for people with dementia should be based on a holistic assessment. An evaluation found that pant-style products promote dignity and independence in patients with mild-to-moderate dementia
In Wales, an acute clinical team delivers patient-centred intermediate care to support people in their homes and reduce hospital admissions
Patients with coeliac disease need to adhere to a gluten-free diet, including when they are in hospital. This means staff in catering departments and on wards need to be aware of the condition and its consequences
The creation of new nursing support roles has blurred the boundaries of registered nurses’ roles and raises questions of accountability and delegation. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Breathing is central to life, as it allows the human body to obtain the energy it needs to sustain itself and its activities. But how does it work?
Effects of bedrest 2: gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, reproductive and nervous systemsSubscription
Exploring what happens to the gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, reproductive and nervous systems, and processes in the body when a person is confined to bed
Leg ulcer care has been partly delegated to healthcare assistants: what questions does this raise? This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Nutritional deficiencies are one of the risk factors for developing pressure ulcers. As part of the Stop the Pressure campaign, NHS Improvement has published useful resources to help staff reduce patients’ risk
Normal age-related changes to the eyes and ears mean older people gradually see, hear and balance less well. Regular testing to detect common sight and hearing pathologies is essential