We talk to Emma Alderwick, who recently started as a unit manager at a private care home in Malvern, having previously been diabetes specialist nurse for the NHS in Gloucestershire
Nursing staff are all too aware of the significant challenge wound care poses but it is only in recent years that this burden is becoming more apparent to the wider healthcare system, explains Jacqui Fletcher.
Balanced, accurate information is essential to ensure that the benefits of breast cancer screening outweigh its risks, says Hilary Jefferies
Public Health England (PHE) has just launched its annual Stoptober campaign, which is based on the insight that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to be able to quit for good.
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As winter draws in people often start to think more about what it means to be homeless, and what it means to survive a cold night on the streets. It is easy to empathise when we are on our way home to a warm house, and see someone huddled up on a bench with a blanket, explains Samantha Dorney Smith.
Oxygen is one of the most commonly administered drugs in acute care, often at high doses. However, given inappropriately, it can have adverse effects and, in susceptible patients, its injudicious use causes harm - even death.
If your kitchen smoke detector starts to shriek, do you: (a) cover your ears and assume the din will eventually stop, or (b) act immediately to keep you and your loved ones safe?
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Failure to spot deteriorating patients is a growing problem. The first step to fixing this is admitting your skills may not be up to date - it is your duty to stay informed, says Dan Higgins