Issue : 31 July 2013
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Atrial fibrillation often goes undetected as those who have it can be asymptomatic. As a major risk factor for stroke, it is vital nurses can identify and screen patients at risk
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
Bowel care lies at the heart of person-centred care
Managing chronic pain in older peopleSubscription
Pain management needs to be tailored for older people. The British Pain Society and British Geriatric Society produced guidelines specifically for this client group
Assessment and management of diarrhoeaSubscription
A new Nursing Times Learning unit complements Royal College of Nursing guidance on the identification, assessment and management of diarrhoea
Projects designed to create dementia-friendly environments in hospitals will be boosted by a new £50m fund, ministers have announced.
Remote device monitors ICU blood sugar levelsSubscription
Critically ill patients at a UK hospital have become the first in the world to be fitted with a “revolutionary” bug-like device to detect dangerous blood sugar levels.
A nurse who walked away after he was approached for help by a colleague over a 10-year-old boy from County Durham who later died of meningitis has been issued with a caution following a disciplinary hearing.
Just 3% of head and neck cancer patients are receiving the gold standard of care, research suggests.
Roger Kline from Patients First explains why the Speak out Safely campaign is so important