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This article explores the role of ketamine in pain management. Ketamine is an analgesic used to treat uncontrolled acute and procedural pain. It has protective properties and can prevent patients from developing persistent pain. In sub-anaesthetic analgesic doses, ketamine is a safe drug and...
I work in a brain injury rehabilitation unit and, as with most inpatient areas, a patient’s condition can deteriorate at any time. After reading this article, I was able to revise my knowledge of important physiological observations.
Gerard Egan’s classic text is a fantastic companion for professionals in health, social care or related fields. He demonstrates how healthcare professionals can keep clients involved in all stages of their care.
Sexual relationships remain an important aspect of life for people living with motor neurone disease. This article explores the use of the Extended-PLISSIT model when discussing relationships and sexual function with patients and their partners in a motor neurone disease clinic. The model...
One of the Bradford Dementia Group good practice guides, this book will be well used by carers working with older people. It offers up-to-date and theoretically sound information, with practical assessment forms that can be photocopied.
This article focuses on the risk factors, diagnosis and management of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. It describes treatment options and the role of the nurse in caring for patients who are undergoing therapy.
The importance of patients’ views on health service changes has been highlighted by a number of bodies, including the Department of Health and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The challenge for nursing staff is making best use of this information.
This charity has a dynamic website with a powerful message: 17 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth every day in the UK. The site is aimed at professionals, and those affected by stillbirth or neonatal death.
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