Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Increasing the effectiveness of staff training in services for people with learning disabilities with behaviour that challenges

Staff training in services for people who have LDs with behaviour that challenges

An interactive and collaborative approach may be most effective

Development of epilepsy risk assessment guidance for carers and services

Development of epilepsy risk assessment guidance for carers and services

Nurses need to feel confident about supporting people with LD affected by epilepsy

Puberty

Puberty: challenges for adolescents on the autism spectrum

Nurses need an understanding of the root causes of problematic sexual behaviour

Syndromes: Sanfilippo syndrome

A look at this progressive and rare congenital lysosomal disorder

Emotion recognition and processing style in children with an intellectual disability

Emotion recognition and processing style in children with an intellectual disability

Processing style may affect emotion recognition differently in children and adults

Caring for people with learning disabilities: the attitudes and perceptions of general nurses

Attitudes and perceptions of general nurses caring for people with learning disabilities

Literature review examining general nurses' caring for people with learning disabilities...

CPD articles

Management of indwelling urinary catheters for people with learning disabilities

Management of indwelling urinary catheters for people with learning disabilities

Care should be person-centred, holistic and underpinned by current evidence-based practice

PEG

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding: clinical knowledge and skills for LD nurses

The knowledge and skills required to manage patients with a PEG tube safely and effectively

Insertion and care of nasogastric tubes in adults with intellectual disabilities

Insertion and care of nasogastric tubes in adults with intellectual disabilities

Many adults with intellectual disabilities require nutritional support as feeding problems...

Inhaler and nebuliser technique for people with a learning disability

Inhaler and nebuliser technique for people with a learning disability

Healthcare professionals who support people who require an inhaler or nebuliser need to know...

Keratoconus in young people with learning disabilities: an ‘invisible’ problem

Keratoconus in young people with learning disabilities: an ‘invisible’ problem

Keratoconus is a potentially sight-threatening condition in which the cornea distorts and...

Elderly person with learning disabilities

Supporting people with Down’s syndrome and dementia

People with Down’s syndrome enjoy a longer life expectancy now than they ever have before,...

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