Category list : Alcohol
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A nurse who has dedicated her career to supporting patients with alcohol issues is to retire next month after nearly 40 years’ service to the NHS.
People who either abstain from drinking from alcohol in the long term or drink heavily are at increased risk of developing dementia compared to moderate drinkers, a study suggests.
A group of organisations in the South Yorkshire town of Doncaster have held their first “pop-up hub” to help homeless people and rough sleepers with health issues and other concerns.
Alcohol is the main cause of liver disease and associated death. By raising awareness and offering brief interventions, not only to patients but also to family and friends, nurses can potentially save lives, argues Gerri Mortimore
Nurse-led clinics offered in hostels for homeless people can be an effective way of providing sexual health care to a hard-to-reach, at-risk population. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
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.
Hospital admissions due to alcohol are at their highest ever levels having increased more than 60% in the past 10 years, show new figures.
The Mindful way, Alcohol RecoverySubscription
’A book about how to manage the addiction and the life style of alcoholism’
A request by nurses at a Danish hospital to break the rules and allow a terminally ill patient to have a glass of white wine and a cigarette have become a social media sensation.
The proportion of women in Europe who drink alcohol when they know they are pregnant is highest in the UK and lowest in Norway, according to researchers.
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