Category list : Adult nursing
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Being clean shaven may give many male patients feelings of dignity and identity. This article argues that facial shaving should not be an add-on but an essential aspect of nursing care
Choking is a life-threatening emergency that nurses must be able to recognise and treat. This article explains how to deal with choking in adults and will be followed by an article about managing choking in children
The University of Wolverhampton plans to double the number of placements for adult student nurses that it offers through links with Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.
Deep brain stimulation aims to improve motor performance and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease, and reduce the need for medication
Healthcare-associated infections can have devastating consequences for patients and be costly for providers. A new Nursing Times Learning unit, funded by Medipal, focuses on key principles of infection prevention and control
A study has explored how patients who had self-harmed experienced their care on an acute medical unit at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
Compassion is key in nursing, but are interventions designed to foster it effective? A systematic review found that the evidence is too weak to allow us to draw firm conclusions
Should nurses be expected to act as role models of a healthy lifestyle? A study found that opinions on the matter differ widely among participants talking from different viewpoints
Pain assessment in trauma and orthopaedic patients is complicated by the fact that many cannot communicate verbally. Observing behaviour is key and using observational tools can help. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
Through a democratic exercise involving service users as well as professionals, a research team has determined an agenda with five priorities to improve basic care in hospital