Category list : Assessment
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Developing an intermediate care unit for older people with mental and physical illnessesSubscription
Mental illnesses, such as delirium, dementia and depression, are common among older people in acute care. A rehabilitation unit was set up to aid independence
How to prevent the spread of norovirusSubscription
Norovirus has a significant impact on healthcare resources. Nurses can help to prevent its spread by maintaining good hand hygiene and infection control measures
I have been asked to help measure the apex and radial pulse. What are they and why is it necessary to measure both?Subscription
Nursing practice often involves undertaking procedures about which there is debate or uncertainty. In Practice Question we ask experts to determine how nurses should approach these situations
Migraines linked to fatal heart conditionsSubscription
Migraines accompanied by visual or sensory disturbances have been linked to higher death rates from heart disease and stroke.
This is part 1 of a six-part series on patient assessment procedures. It discusses the calculation and use of body mass index (BMI). This is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that is commonly used to assess nutritional status, either as a stand-alone tool or as part of a comprehensive nutritional assessment.
Bowel screening uptake is low among BME groups and in poorer areas, so we must do more to engage with communities, says Deborah Alisna
Nurses need to find a balance between form filling and delivering care, and ensure that any data gathered on pressure ulcers is used to improve care
Nurses need to be allowed to provide holistic care that is individual to the needs of their patients
Helping to develop educational tools for health professionals will support people with diabetes to manage their injectable therapies in the best way
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.