Category list : Assessment
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Ascites is a distressing symptom and is often indicative of decompensated liver cirrhosis, so it requires careful management and empathetic care. This article comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has been returned to “special measures” after its latest inspection by regulators, who identified safety concerns.
After a redesign of Scottish school nursing services led to patchy provision of support for children and young people with nocturnal enuresis, the ‘GIRFEC’ approach offers a template for standardising services
How can respiratory rate assessment help identify community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis? This is the fifth in our six-part series on respiratory rate
After involving a range of stakeholders, NHS Improvement has published new guidance on definition and measurement of pressure ulcers, to reduce disparities in reporting
Part 2 of this two-part series on injection techniques describes the evidence base and procedure for administering a subcutaneous injection
The fourth article in our series on respiratory rate is a guide to the assessment of breathing rhythm and chest movement, which provide important information on a patient’s condition
The case study of a man in his early 20s with continence problems illustrates how young adults need support and understanding to self-manage bowel and bladder issues
Part 1 of this two-part series on injection techniques describes the evidence base and procedure for administering an intramuscular injection
What is the procedure for accurately measuring patients’ respiratory rate? What are its limitations? This is the third article in our six-part series on the respiratory rate
Nail treatments do not affect readings of patients’ oxygen levels, despite widespread concern, according to researchers from Ireland.
Respiratory rate is a vital sign but is often not recorded. This article, the second in a six-part series, explains the anatomy and physiology of breathing and how it is affected by ill health
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