Category list : Assessment
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Ascites is a distressing symptom and is often indicative of decompensated liver cirrhosis, so it requires careful management and empathetic care. This article comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has been returned to “special measures” after its latest inspection by regulators, who identified safety concerns.
After a redesign of Scottish school nursing services led to patchy provision of support for children and young people with nocturnal enuresis, the ‘GIRFEC’ approach offers a template for standardising services
How can respiratory rate assessment help identify community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis? This is the fifth in our six-part series on respiratory rate
After involving a range of stakeholders, NHS Improvement has published new guidance on definition and measurement of pressure ulcers, to reduce disparities in reporting
Part 2 of this two-part series on injection techniques describes the evidence base and procedure for administering a subcutaneous injection
The fourth article in our series on respiratory rate is a guide to the assessment of breathing rhythm and chest movement, which provide important information on a patient’s condition
The case study of a man in his early 20s with continence problems illustrates how young adults need support and understanding to self-manage bowel and bladder issues
Part 1 of this two-part series on injection techniques describes the evidence base and procedure for administering an intramuscular injection
What is the procedure for accurately measuring patients’ respiratory rate? What are its limitations? This is the third article in our six-part series on the respiratory rate