Category list : Assessment
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For two of its care homes, the Scottish veterans’ charity Erskine has recruited an advanced nurse practitioner who provides a rapid on-site response to residents’ health concerns
The second article in our six-part series on the assessment of older people considers how to assess the physical domain of health
The Moulster and Griffiths learning disability nursing model provides a structured framework to help nurses provide effective nursing care
Many GP practices are failing to make use of potentially life-saving risk assessment tools that can help catch cancer early on, suggests a new study.
In women, pelvic floor weakness can lead to incontinence or prolapse. This article – the first in a two-part series – describes the female pelvic floor anatomy and pathophysiology
Opioid-induced constipation is highly prevalent in patients at the end of life, but the evidence base is not strong enough to determine the best management. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
In hospital, oral health is often neglected despite its importance for patients’ health and wellbeing. An acute hospital has conducted a service evaluation project to assess and improve mouth care
This is the first article in a six-part series discussing the key domains of health to investigate when assessing older people. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it, as well as a handout for a journal club discussion
This article, the second in a five-part series on nuclear medicine imaging, explains how bone scintigraphy works and what precautions are required when it is used
Excessive emergency oxygen therapy potentially causes more harm than good. Health professionals need to follow existing guidance. This article comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
A grandmother died needlessly after what should have been a routine hip replacement because of multiple errors from hospital staff including nurses, an investigation has found.
An outpatient nurse at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth is to take part in a worldwide bikers’ relay to raise awareness of women as active participants in motorsports.
This article explains nuclear medicine in a nutshell and lists the precautions needed when caring for patients who have undergone a nuclear medicine procedure. It is the first in a five-part series
This article offers a comprehensive overview of osteoporosis and the role of nurses in its diagnosis and management. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
A trust has been praised for cutting unnecessary hospital admissions and easing pressure on medics by putting senior nurses in charge of assessing children and young people.
Hip fractures occur mostly in older people, many of whom have comorbidities, underlying conditions and/or cognitive impairment. This article, the second in a two-part series, describes the essential nursing care from admission to secondary prevention
A study explored the views of nurses’ and doctors about ambulatory care of diabetes patients with hyperglycaemia, which led to the development of an ad hoc pathway. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Choking is a life-threatening emergency that nurses must be able to recognise and treat. This article explains how to deal with choking in children, following on from an article about adults
This article, the first in a two-part series, offers a comprehensive overview of hip fracture and how to prevent it. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, according to UK researchers.