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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.
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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