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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.
Urodynamic investigations provide an objective evaluation of lower urinary tract dysfunction in children. This article covers bladder diaries, uroflowmetry and cystometry
Ascites is a distressing symptom and is often indicative of decompensated liver cirrhosis, so it requires careful management and empathetic care. This article comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has been returned to “special measures” after its latest inspection by regulators, who identified safety concerns.
After a redesign of Scottish school nursing services led to patchy provision of support for children and young people with nocturnal enuresis, the ‘GIRFEC’ approach offers a template for standardising services