Category list : Acute pain
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Nurse seeks young chronic pain patients for storytelling studyVideoSubscription
A nurse researcher is seeking children who suffer from chronic pain to take part in a new study looking at how storytelling might improve communication between young patients and clinicians.
A thorough understanding of the effect of pain on the different body systems helps nurses to choose the most effective pain management strategies. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
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.
’It will certainly compliment existing texts for nurses who are new to an acute role, in admitting areas, such as, acute medicine or acute surgical admission units.’
The first of a three-part series on the management of pain describes how pain is detected in the body and the implications for clinical practice
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
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
Reflective practice in an acute settingSubscription
A pilot project developed a method of enabling nurses on an acute care ward to engage in reflective practice during their working day
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’
The quality of chronic pain services in Scotland varies widely from one NHS board to the next, although it has been improving overall, according to a new report.
A safety scheme that helps to provide reliable care for frail older people in hospital has received a £450,000 grant.
The words that nurses and other health professionals use to describe where they work is an issue that urgently needs to be addressed
The management of low back painSubscription
Guidance on low back pain from the British Pain Society and Map of Medicine aims to make treatment consistent between specialties and help commissioners set standards
A simple blood test could detect twice as many women suffering a heart attack as the standard NHS test, research suggests.
People on high doses of some painkillers will have to pit the benefits against the risks, as the drugs have been found to increase the chance of heart problems by a small amount, according to research.
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.
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
The chief medical officer’s recent recommendations to improve services for chronic pain managementare long overdue, but we must not forget the problem of acute pain, argues Sharon Wood
Hypnosis reduces perception of acute painSubscription
Hypnosis can significantly reduce acute pain awareness, according to researchers.
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