Issue : 3 June 2008
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‘Men’s attitude to their health needs to change’Subscription
On the face of it the division of labour in our house is not gender specific. My wife and I work the same hours and do the same amount of child care. Arguably, that is where our ‘equality’ ends.
‘Discharge made simple’Subscription
Over the course of the last decade in healthcare, much planning and many resources have been allocated to ensure that patients have timely admission and access to acute facilities within the hospital sector.
The duty of care should not be fearedSubscription
Nurses are constantly reminded of the duty of care they owe the public and the legal consequences of withholding assistance where required.
‘My experience of being a patient was positive’Subscription
I spent some time in hospital recently and actually enjoyed the whole experience. My relapsing, remitting multiple sclerosis has slipped into a relapse phase.
Flat drinks poor for rehydrationSubscription
Flat carbonated drinks do not prevent dehydration in children with acute vomiting and diarrhoea, warn researchers from Watford General Hospital in Hertfordshire.
HPA to investigate safety of MRI scansSubscription
The safety of magnetic resonance imaging is to be investigated by the Health Protection Agency, which this month approved ‘in principle’ the need for an epidemiological study of possible adverse effects from high static field MRI imaging machines, due to lack of evidence.
Key role for nurses in CVD preventionSubscription
Practice nurses should actively identify patients at high-risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and offer lifestyle and pharmacological interventions, states NICE guidance published last week.
Nurses to lead diabetes adviceSubscription
Nurses should be trained to give structured education programmes to patients with type 2 diabetes, recommends updated NICE guidance published last week.
Antipsychotics in dementia alertSubscription
Older adults with dementia who receive antipsychotic medication are significantly more likely to be hospitalised or die than those who do not take the drugs, according to study findings.
Early diagnosis vital to tackle meningitisSubscription
Early diagnosis is vital to reducing mortality in children and young people who contract invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), says UK clinical guidance that outlines the key symptoms nurses should look for.