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The number of medication incidents and errors reported to the National Patient Safety Agency increases every year, with 72,482 reported in the UK in 2007.
This article explores the role of the district nurse in supporting family and friends who act as informal carers for patients who wish to die at home. The district nurse can support carers by promoting patient comfort, assessing carer needs, using communication and counselling skills, providing...
People with learning disabilities represent a small and vulnerable group in society who commonly encounter barriers in accessing and using health care. This article focuses on how nurses and other healthcare professionals could support these individuals to make decisions about their care. In...
This article is aimed at nurses and other health professionals working in clinical practice and involved in venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessments. The article adds to the body of published literature relating to patient risk assessment for VTE by exploring practical clinical perspectives...
The productive ward programme, devised by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, is a practical way for front line staff to improve ward services.
Written for nurses and operating theatre practitioners, this handbook is an easy-to-read guide to all aspects of peri-operative care.
This article enabled me to reassess my practice and delivery of care. Venesection of patients with haemochromatosis is a relatively new aspect of my role as a gastroenterology specialist nurse, and one I have enjoyed. The article enhanced my knowledge of haemochromatosis and prompted me to...
Have you heard of the ‘A Pale Skin Turns Crimson Very Easily’ mnemonic to help memorise the seven functions of the skin? If not, you need to dip into this new study guide, which offers a refreshing way to learn anatomy and physiology.
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