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Physical activity: is it time for emergency department nurses to step up?

10 March 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Physical inactivity seems to be reaching pandemic proportions. People are becoming more obese and less physically active at an alarming rate, and physical inactivity...

AsSET: a psychological training package for the ‘real world’

26 November 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

The AsSET (Astley Ainslie Psychological Skills and Education Training) programme was designed and delivered in NHS Lothian, with a focus on the development and...

Secondary prevention of stroke and transient ischaemic attack

02 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and stroke are clinical syndromes characterised by acute neurological deficits with vascular causes. People experiencing TIA or a...

Reducing cardiovascular disease risk: cholesterol and diet

11 September 2013

Nursing Standard


Addressing cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a priority for all involved in health promotion. Identifying those at risk and implementing strategies to reduce the...

Healthy lifestyle changes – getting beyond the ‘difficult’ conversation

01 November 2013

Primary Health Care

Behaviour modification

Many primary care practitioners report having strong feelings of frustration when they deal with patients who are not interested in hearing their evidence-based...