Category list : Assessment
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This article, the first in a two-part series, offers a comprehensive overview of hip fracture and how to prevent it. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, according to UK researchers.
A nurse-led, rapid-access pathway for diagnosing pancreatic cancer as early as possible has won the Cancer Nursing category in the 2018 Nursing Times Awards
This article describes the three main types of fluids used for fluid replacement therapy and fluid resuscitation, their composition, mode of action, indications and side-effects
Effective mouth care is essential for patients’ dignity and can help prevent healthcare-acquired pneumonia. This article identifies suitable mouth care products for hospital patients
Effective oral hygiene and denture care are crucial for patients’ health, and a fundamental nursing responsibility. This article describes principles and techniques of good mouth care
What are the benefits of continuous respiratory rate monitoring? This final article in our six-part series on respiratory rate looks at the potential benefits of new technology to help detect deterioration
At Aintree University Hospital, advanced nurse practitioners working in the acute medical unit receive training in lumbar puncture and are now training junior doctors
Clinical specialist nurses at Leeds Cancer Centre have developed an electronic form that increases the use and quality of holistic needs assessments for cancer patients
A simple clinical assessment by experienced nurses is “superior” to systematic triage in prediction of mortality in the emergency department, according to Danish researchers.