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The role of nurse leaders in improving healthSubscription
Senior nurse leaders have an important role to play in improving the health of patients and staff through the delivery of behaviour change interventions
“Vegetative patients may be more conscious of the world than we think,” The Independent reports.
Is chest pain always an emergency?Subscription
Chest pain is a complex symptom with a variety of causes. It is essential that health professionals have good communication skills to ensure an accurate diagnosis
A fingerprint of consciousness has been found in the brains of patients who appear to be in a vegetative state but remain aware of their surroundings.
Glaucoma: the “silent thief of sight”Subscription
Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable sight loss. Vision can often be preserved with early identification, good adherence to treatment and long-term monitoring
Forty years on: updating the Glasgow Coma ScaleSubscription
Forty years after its initial implementation, the Glasgow Coma Scale has been updated to address variations in technique that have developed over time
This week’s #SNTtwitchat was run by our adult branch student editor, Leanne. You can read the transcript here.
Patient documentation is crucial but must be kept simple, precise, concise and cohesive, otherwise it does not support patient care, argues Jayne Parker
A strategy using concentric circles can help team leaders to maintain situational awareness when they are dealing with and overseeing to a clinical incident
Training HCAs to recognise patient deteriorationSubscription
Healthcare assistants have a vital role in recognising patient deterioration, but may lack the relevant skills. A tailored training programme can provide these