Category list : Alcohol
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It is widely thought that drinking alcohol is harmful to people living with heart failure. This article reviews the evidence on whether these patients should be advised to abstain from alcohol
The NHS will decide this year whether to introduce “drunk tanks” across the country to take the pressure off accident and emergency departments at busy times of year.
Many independent clinics that provide residential detoxification in England are not providing “safe or good quality care”, according to a warning from the health and social care regulator.
Developing a comprehensive hospital alcohol liaison service involves all staff in assessing patient risk and making appropriate referrals. This initiative won the award for Emergency and Critical Care in the 2016 Nursing Times Awards
Consuming even low amounts of alcohol in pregnancy may be linked with higher chances of having a small baby and delivering prematurely, according to UK researchers.
Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, according to UK researchers.
In Nottinghamshire, a dedicated team cares for people with alcohol-related chronic ill health. This initiative won the award for Managing Long-term Conditions in the 2016 Nursing Times Awards
The majority of healthcare professionals believe public health is an important part of their job, but only around a fifth currently measure the impact of their work in the area, according to two national organisations that have developed a new tool for the purpose.
Nearly nine of out of 10 accident and emergency departments are failing to identify young people with alcohol problems, in contravention of national guidelines, suggests a UK study.
Specialised treatment and a pathway for return to practice should be favoured over discipline for nurses that have been found to have substance and alcohol use disorders, according to US experts.