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What is the role of nurses in witnessed resuscitation? How can they support relatives who wish to be present during an attempt at cardiopulmonary resuscitation on their loved one?
It is widely thought that drinking alcohol is harmful to people living with heart failure. This article reviews the evidence on whether these patients should be advised to abstain from alcohol
Heart failure and frailty often co-exist and patients with both are likely to have worse outcomes. Part three of this three-part series looks at the management of frailty in the context of heart failure. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Patients with heart failure must adhere to treatment and engage in self-care. Part two in this three-part series presents treatment options and stresses the role of nurses in patient education
A clinical research nurse on-call rota can dramatically improve recruitment to clinical trials. This initiative won the award for Clinical Research Nursing at the 2016 Nursing Times Awards
Inherited cardiac disease registries provide robust information for clinical care and research and ensure patients receive timely follow-up. This article reports on a Florence Nightingale Foundation travel scholarship
The normal ageing process brings about changes to the cardiovascular system that mean the heart works less efficiently. What exactly happens and why?
Discussing CPR near the end of lifeSubscription
Health professionals should help patients assess whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be attempted in the event of cardiorespiratory arrest
Achieving the recommended compression rate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be difficult, but music can help to improve skills in the short term
Assessing and managing primary hypertensionSubscription
Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure; accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis