Category list : HCA week
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As we kick off our week-long special on healthcare assistants, Unison’s head of nursing Gail Adams, reveals just what the challenges are for this branch of the profession
This week we celebrate and pay tribute to this vital group of healthcare workers performing essential care tasks that make patients feel comfortable, safe and well looked after.
Reports have highlighted concerns that patients are not receiving enough fluids in hospital, but simple routine tasks present an ideal opportunity to tackle dehydration
Pain assessment is an essential part of postoperative care. Both analgesic and non-analgesic strategies should be developed with patients to manage their pain
Post operative pain 1: Understanding the factors affecting patients’ experiences of pain Subscription
Many patients experience unnecessary moderate to severe postoperative pain. A knowledge of pain physiology can help nurses to address this aspect of care
Heidi Guy outlines the key points that need to be considered in the risk assessment and grading of pressure ulcers