Clinical update

Nutrition-related sarcopenia: how to advise patients on improving diet

Sarcopenia is marked by a loss of muscle mass and often seen in older people

Cardiac arrest and CPR: guidance update aims to improve survival and patient outcomes

Resuscitation UK advice affirms role of advance care planning

Atrial fibrillation risk, treatment and self-care: updated guidance

How to recognise and manage the symptoms of AF and advise patients on lifestyle adjustments

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: what nurses need to know

A new report shows value of early interventions and community CPR training

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Diabetes: preparation of insulin syringes for home use

Issues to be addressed in pre-loading insulin syringes for later use by someone with diabetes

Cervical cancer: how the NHS at-home HPV testing trial is being rolled out

Cervix home HPV testing kits will help address shortfall in screening attendance

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Chronic pain management in children and young people

New guidelines focus on physical, psychological and pharmacological interventions

Lung cancer or COVID-19? How to differentiate between their similar presentations

A new resource helps patients and nurses differentiate between the symptoms

Human and animal bites: assessment, treatment and when to use antimicrobials

Advice from NICE on how to treat patients with bite wounds

Looked after children: a framework for better outcomes

Revised guidance details roles and competencies required of healthcare staff

Long-COVID: what it means and how to manage the longer-term effects

Advice from NICE on how to care for patients with ongoing symptoms of the virus

Online repeat prescriptions: advice on how to order for care home residents

Information on setting up secure proxy access for care home staff for repeat prescriptions

Managing aerosol generating procedures in school for children with complex medical needs

Updated guidance covers children with a tracheostomy or respiratory difficulties

Menopause symptoms and period pain: identify women’s health conditions with confidence

Updated RCN resource also includes information on pregnancy, continence and sexual health

Guidance on visiting care homes during COVID-19

DHSC states that providers should enable indoor visits where the visitor has tested negative

Diabetes care: how a coin-sized device can monitor blood glucose levels continuously

Up to 3,000 people with learning disabilities set to benefit from ‘life-changing’ device

Faltering growth: signs, symptoms and guidance on improving care

Guidance sets out standards on slower rate of weight gain for babies and preschool children

Preparing to Prescribe toolkit: becoming a non-medical prescriber

Updated online resource is a step-by-step guide for nurses considering a prescribing course

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