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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
The regulator NHS Improvement has today launched a patient safety checklist for accident and emergency departments that is designed to improve efficiency and outcomes this winter.
A new tool that could transform risk assessment for pressure ulcers has been shown to be reliable when used by both expert and non-specialist nurses in hospitals and the community, according to the findings of an initial trial.
Patients deemed to be at the highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes should be offered a place on an intensive lifestyle change programme, according to latest guidance.