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'There is simply no more room at this inn'Subscription
‘There is simply no more room at this inn’
Pressure ulcer risk assessment Subscription
Early detection and preventive action are vital to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers
Nurses need to find a balance between form filling and delivering care, and ensure that any data gathered on pressure ulcers is used to improve care
Using the 30º tilt to reduce pressure ulcersSubscription
There is confusion over methods and frequency of repositioning needed to prevent pressure ulcers, so this study compared a specific schedule with usual care
To what extent can pressure relieving surfaces help reduce the costs of pressure ulcers?Subscription
Pressure ulcers are costly for both healthcare budgets and individual patients. This case study estimated the likely savings from using pressure relieving surfaces
The classic signs of skin damage are different in Caucasian and dark pigmented skin. Advice on how to identify pressure ulcers in dark skin is provided
Pressure ulcers are a major sickness burden, and cause reduced quality of life for patients. The high impact team reveal how to prevent avoidable skin damage
Regular bedtime improves child developmentSubscription
Children with a regular bedtime perform better in a range of developmental measures, US research has found.
Pregnancy drugs link to child development probedSubscription
Further research is needed into an initial hypothesis that common drugs given to pregnant women suffering high blood pressure can affect a child’s development, experts have said.
All hospital nurses must receive mandatory training in the prevention of venous thromboembolism, senior nurse specialists have warned.
Exploring the evidence from a systematic review on the use of bedrails and their effect on the incidence of falls and injury, plus ethical considerations
The highly emotive debate on bedrails has obscured the real issue of weighing up the risks and benefits for each individual patient, argues Frances Healey
Exploring what happens to the musculoskeletal and immune systems, skin and self-perception in patients confined to bed, and what nurses should look out for
Staff at a hospital in South Yorkshire have designed a special simulation suit to help training in moving and handling obese patients.
Looking at posture and exploring the range of techniques and equipment that nurses can use to help prevent pressure ulcers in vulnerable seated patients
Exploring the risk factors for pressure ulcer development in vulnerable seated patients and interventions involving self-repositioning to minimise risk
Effects of bedrest 2: gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, reproductive and nervous systemsSubscription
Exploring what happens to the gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, reproductive and nervous systems, and processes in the body when a person is confined to bed
Exploring what happens to processes in the body when a person is bedridden, and what nurses should look for when monitoring such patients
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