Clinical update

If picked up and treated early a sepsis diagnosis outcome can be positive

Sepsis Six update: the important changes every nurse needs to know about

UK Sepsis Trust reviews first step in its screening and management tool

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Asthma management: how nurses can help prevent attacks

Update from the British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

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Iron deficiency anaemia in adults: what to look for and the questions to ask

RCN guidance sets out the information nurses need to identify and manage patients with IDA

NICE guidance addresses wound cleaning

Preventing and treating surgical site infections: what nurses need to know

Updated NICE guidance deals with antiseptic skin preparation, antibiotics and wound closure

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Updated National Osteoporosis Society guideline on vitamin D

A guideline on which patients to test and who to treat for vitamin D deficiency

Updated NICE guideline on diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure

People with chronic heart failure should be given a detailed care plan, updated NICE guideline says

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Updated NICE guidance on dementia care

First update in a decade says staff working with people who have dementia need extra training

Pain

Pain assessment in older people

Updated guidelines emphasise the subjective nature of pain and offer ways to encourage accurate self-reporting by 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

NICE guidance on intermediate care and reablement

NICE has issued new guidelines on intermediate care, including reablement, and how to support people to be independent after a hospital stay or when life at home becomes difficult

Visual acuity should not restrict access to cataract surgery

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published guidance to improve care before, during and after cataract surgery

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Parkinson’s disease

Updated guidance from NICE on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease includes treatment, important areas of nursing such as palliative care and managing impulse control disorders that can develop due to dopamine therapy.

Parkinson’s disease

Summary and nursing implications of the latest updates to clinical practice.

Gout

Updated guidance on this painful inflammatory condition says patients should be offered...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

As costs of respiratory illnesses continue to rise, a recent report has criticised the lack...

Mental well-being and independence for older people

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a quality standard...

Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers

An examination of the latest policy and what it means for healthcare professionals

Multiple morbidities assessment

People with multiple morbidities need a tailored approach to care, according to a new...

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