Category list : Assessment
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Older cancer patients and their carers often differ in their assessment of physical ability, with caregivers generally rating the patient’s physical function as poorer, according to a study.
This article, the third in a four-part series, describes the procedure for collecting a faecal specimen from a patient with diarrhoea
This article, the second in a four-part series, describes the procedure for collecting a catheter specimen of urine
An award-winning hydration nurse specialist is urging health and care providers to trial a simple risk assessment tool that has been shown to significantly reduce hospital admissions from care homes.
Specimen collection 1: general principles and procedure for obtaining a midstream urine specimenSubscription
This article, the first in a four-part series, describes the general principles of specimen collection and how to collect a midstream specimen of urine
Researchers have explored how clinically frail people are managed in Canadian hospitals and concluded that the ageist approach is unhelpful. This article reports on a Florence Nightingale Foundation travel fellowship
A simple bedside tool has been recently designed to help ward staff in hospitals assess older people’s eyesight and reduce their risk of falls
Good pain assessment in children is crucial for effective management. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
Ward staff at Weston General Hospital in Somerset are switching to smartphone-based technology to communicate patient details and replace its old paper-based system for ward assessments.
Spirometry is widely used to diagnose and monitor respiratory diseases, but requires specific skills and knowledge. A national register is being created which will feature all appropriately trained and/or certified practitioners