Category list : Acute pain
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Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognitionSubscription
Acute kidney injury is a common but serious disorder. Knowing how it can develop enables prevention and early detection, leading to better outcomes for patients
A simple blood test could detect twice as many women suffering a heart attack as the standard NHS test, research suggests.
Nurses need to do more to assess the effectiveness of pain relief when working with older patients, according to those involved in a new campaign launched today by the British Pain Society.
The words that nurses and other health professionals use to describe where they work is an issue that urgently needs to be addressed
A safety scheme that helps to provide reliable care for frail older people in hospital has received a £450,000 grant.
Older people often need pain relief yet age related changes can influence drug pharmacokinetics. An awareness of both drug and non-drug interventions is vital
Hypnosis reduces perception of acute painSubscription
Hypnosis can significantly reduce acute pain awareness, according to researchers.
Is chest pain always an emergency?Subscription
Chest pain is a complex symptom with a variety of causes. It is essential that health professionals have good communication skills to ensure an accurate diagnosis
Kidney disease management: A practical approach for the non-specialist healthcare practitionerSubscription
‘Any healthcare professional, working in hospital or non-hospital settings, working with the frail elderly (at particular risk of CKD) and staff working in acute surgical areas will find a lot of easy to understand information here’
An exclusive summary of new NICE guidance for health professionals from a member of the guideline development group on the management of an acute painful sickle cell episode.