Category list : Assessment
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Diagnostic imaging professionals should routinely check for and report all vertebral fractures, according to new guidance, which says early identification could reduce unnecessary GP appointments and save the NHS huge amounts of time and money.
This article, the last in our six-part series on communication skills, discusses how to respond to and de-escalate difficult situations
A comprehensive baseline continence assessment will inform diagnosis and treatment. This article provides a step-by-step guide to the key elements of continence assessment, and comes with a self-assessment, enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for some forms of cancer, according to the UK authors of the first “robust” research analysis to examine the link between the two.
New multi-disciplinary centres designed to speed up cancer diagnosis are to be trialled in 10 areas in England, it was announced today.
The respiratory rate is an essential observation but is often not recorded. This article, the first in a six-part series looking at the importance of this vital sign, explains why nurses need to measure and record it
This article, the fifth in a six-part series on communication skills, discusses effective listening and observation skills
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death undertook a study to ascertain aspects of care that could be improved for patients receiving non-invasive ventilation
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.