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This article, the fourth in a six-part series on communication skills, discusses unintentional communication produced by factors such as our appearance and environment
Older adults who are also frail are twice as likely to experience delirium following elective surgery than others of an older age, a new review by Canadian researchers suggests.
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This article, the third of a six-part series on communication skills, discusses body language and non-verbal communication
Basing specialist nurses trained in “transitional care” within the accident and emergency department can significantly reduce the number of admissions among older patients, according to a US study.
A patient’s history of past falls can help predict their risk of bone fractures, independent of bone mineral density and other clinical factors, according to researchers.
This article, the second in a six-part series on communication skills, a discusses the barriers to effective communication and how to overcome them
External fixator devices often cause pin site infection. Thorough care and assessment of pin sites, and prompt treatment of infection, are needed. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
Hospital nurses could do more to identity the needs of the most vulnerable patients when they are admitted, suggests a new report on frailty in acute care.
Intravenous fluid therapy is sometimes needed to restore homoeostasis and prevent organ failure. This overview of intravenous fluid use is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
This article, the first of a six-part series on communication skills, discusses the benefits of effective communication for patients and staff