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  • Incontinence can impact on quality of life

    Assessing quality of life for women with incontinenceSubscription

    Clinical11 May, 2015

    A review of questionnaires to assess quality of life and symptom severity in women with urinary incontinence found three that outperformed others on a range of factors

  • The plans can ensure patients know when their asthma is worsening

    Co-creating personalised asthma action plansSubscription

    Clinical27 April, 2015

    National guidance recommends that all patients with asthma are offered a personal asthma action plan, created by health professionals in partnership with patients

  • Patients should be referred to an ophthalmic unit in cases of suspected cataracts

    Nurses' role in early detection of cataractsSubscription

    Clinical20 April, 2015

    By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate

  • Can we teach the next generation of nurses compassion?

    Can we teach the next generation of nurses compassion?Subscription

    Opinion17 April, 2015

    With reviews and reports throwing up questions about whether there exists a lack of compassion in healthcare, Emma Vincent asks if compassion truly is something that can be taught.

  • Anti-embolism stockings aid venous return in non-ambulatory patients

    Best practice in the use of VTE prevention methodsSubscription

    Clinical13 April, 2015

    Use of anti-embolism stockings and intermittent pneumatic compression is widespread but health professionals need assistance on aspects of these treatment options

  • Early warning scores are quickly calculated

    Improving observation with new technologySubscription

    Clinical6 April, 2015

    Nurses’ use of technology for patient assessment and observation is improving patient care and safety, as case studies from Croydon and Merseyside show

  •  generic scales

    Reversing type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changeSubscription

    Clinical16 March, 2015

    Type 2 diabetes is associated with a range of serious complications, and accounts for significant costs to the NHS. Dietary and lifestyle change can reduce its impact

  • Enteral feeding with specialist products can provide replacement energy and protein

    Giving nutrition support to critically ill adultsSubscription

    Clinical16 March, 2015

    Patients who are critically ill are at greater risk of malnutrition and nurses must be able to accurately assess their nutritional needs to help them recover

  • Student nurse feedback can help ensure clinical placements meet students' needs

    Encouraging student feedback on placementsSubscription

    Clinical2 March, 2015

    After eliciting students’ views on what makes a good practice placement, one trust is now working to make sure students feel able to raise concerns

  • Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

    Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia roleSubscription

    Clinical23 February, 2015

    Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital

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