Erin Dean

Mental Health Practice

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score to improve identification of acutely ill patients

Nursing Management

End of life care being compromised by lack of nurse training, exclusive survey reveals

Poor discharge planning and lack of funding identified by Nursing Standard and Marie Curie survey as barriers to senior nurses planning end of life care

Nursing Older People

New guidelines to diagnose and treat age-related macular degeneration

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has produced new guidelines on age-related macular degeneration in a bid to prevent sight loss and improve diagnosis

Nursing Standard

Book explores aspects of belonging through Going to Church

An illustrated book to inform people with learning disabilities about attending church has been published

Primary Health Care

‘Decimated’ community teams affect end of life care quality

Lack of community care and funding means nine out of 10 nurses have seen dying patients stranded in hospital, a survey has found.

Nursing Standard

Common chronic diseases overlooked as cancer risk

Cancer risks from several common chronic diseases are as important as those from five major lifestyle factors combined, including smoking and obesity, a study shows

Nursing Standard

Migraines seen as risk factor for cardiovascular problems

Migraine is associated with increased risks of cardiovascular problems including heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and an irregular heart rate, researchers say

NEWS
Nursing Management

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score to improve identification of acutely ill patients

Figures gathering around giant jig saw tile pieces that read: SKILLS, STAFF, PLACE, TIME
Learning Disability Practice

Getting staffing right is the aim of new NHS Improvement guidance but will it work?

How far will a new resource, designed for NHS commissioners and providers, go in helping to reverse a staffing crisis, and sustain safe and effective services for people with learning disabilities?

Eye cancer
Nursing Standard

Eye cancer: 1 in 10 children with aggressive form of the disease have a six-month wait for diagnosis, warns charity

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust says 32% of children diagnosed with retinoblastoma last year had a delay of at least a month from their first visit to a GP or healthcare professional to being seen by a specialist

Emergency Nurse

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score to improve identification of acutely ill patients

Nursing Standard

Older people urged to take extra care as cold snap hits

The RCN, NHS England and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine have encouraged vulnerable groups to stay warm and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions

End of Life
Nursing Standard

Survey reveals end of life care compromised

Difficulties in delivering a dignified death intesify

Nursing Standard

People with disabilities spend £570 a month related to their condition, report says

People with disabilities spend an average £570 a month related to their impairment or condition, according to a report by the disability charity Scope

Nursing Standard

New archive celebrates history of intrepid district nurses

An archive celebrating community nursing and covering the more than 150 years since the first district nurse was employed in England in 1859 is being made public in a website launched by the Queen’s Nursing Institute

Nursing Standard

Breathing exercises help reduce pneumonia risk after surgery

Pneumonia and other serious lung complications after major abdominal surgery can be halved if patients are taught breathing exercises, researchers say

Nursing Standard

NICE standards on end of life care for children

Six new standards on end of life care for children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition have been published by NICE, covering areas that are a high priority for improvement

Nursing Older People

National Early Warning Score update

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score to improve identification of ill patients.

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