Category list : Assessment
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Since nurses have a duty to keep clear and accurate records, they need to know how to measure and document wounds in order to track their progress to healing
Knowing how to control wound pain effectively is an important aspect of wound care, since poorly managed pain can significantly impede the healing process
Reducing the risk of inpatient fallsSubscription
A national audit of inpatient falls provides the first overview of whether trusts and health boards are complying with guidance on falls assessment and prevention
Nurses need to assess the patient holistically when devising an effective treatment plan. Assessment tools help with accurate monitoring of the wound’s progress
PhD student and staff nurse Liz questions the ethics behind collecting patient feedback if services don’t change or improve as a result
'Nurses key to success of new care models'Subscription
The end of September is upon us, department stores are already stocking Christmas decorations and health policy experts are warning that winter is on the way.
Assessing the pulse rate in adult patientsSubscription
Pulse assessment is a vital component of good nursing care. Nurses must feel confident in their ability to accurately measure the pulse to assess patients’ health statuses
A review of vital signs monitoring through the night in hospitals found compliance with schedules was generally poor, with potentially serious consequences for patients
Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value
Caring from a distance: the role of telehealthSubscription
Research highlights how community nurses can overcome some of the barriers that deter them from using telehealth to remotely monitor patients at home