Category list : Assessment
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This article describes the three main types of fluids used for fluid replacement therapy and fluid resuscitation, their composition, mode of action, indications and side-effects
Effective mouth care is essential for patients’ dignity and can help prevent healthcare-acquired pneumonia. This article identifies suitable mouth care products for hospital patients
Effective oral hygiene and denture care are crucial for patients’ health, and a fundamental nursing responsibility. This article describes principles and techniques of good mouth care
What are the benefits of continuous respiratory rate monitoring? This final article in our six-part series on respiratory rate looks at the potential benefits of new technology to help detect deterioration
At Aintree University Hospital, advanced nurse practitioners working in the acute medical unit receive training in lumbar puncture and are now training junior doctors
Clinical specialist nurses at Leeds Cancer Centre have developed an electronic form that increases the use and quality of holistic needs assessments for cancer patients
A simple clinical assessment by experienced nurses is “superior” to systematic triage in prediction of mortality in the emergency department, according to Danish researchers.
Urodynamic investigations provide an objective evaluation of lower urinary tract dysfunction in children. This article covers bladder diaries, uroflowmetry and cystometry
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