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This article, the second in a five-part series on nuclear medicine imaging, explains how bone scintigraphy works and what precautions are required when it is used
Excessive emergency oxygen therapy potentially causes more harm than good. Health professionals need to follow existing guidance. This article comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
A grandmother died needlessly after what should have been a routine hip replacement because of multiple errors from hospital staff including nurses, an investigation has found.
An outpatient nurse at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth is to take part in a worldwide bikers’ relay to raise awareness of women as active participants in motorsports.
This article explains nuclear medicine in a nutshell and lists the precautions needed when caring for patients who have undergone a nuclear medicine procedure. It is the first in a five-part series
This article offers a comprehensive overview of osteoporosis and the role of nurses in its diagnosis and management. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
A trust has been praised for cutting unnecessary hospital admissions and easing pressure on medics by putting senior nurses in charge of assessing children and young people.
Hip fractures occur mostly in older people, many of whom have comorbidities, underlying conditions and/or cognitive impairment. This article, the second in a two-part series, describes the essential nursing care from admission to secondary prevention
A study explored the views of nurses’ and doctors about ambulatory care of diabetes patients with hyperglycaemia, which led to the development of an ad hoc pathway. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Choking is a life-threatening emergency that nurses must be able to recognise and treat. This article explains how to deal with choking in children, following on from an article about adults