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The effects of undernutrition in hospitalised patients

28 November 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The prevalence of undernutrition in hospitals is significant, affecting between 13% and 78% of acute care patients depending on the population studied. This article...

Understanding the nurse's role in identifying children with intellectual disability

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

The early diagnosis of children who have intellectual disability (ID) is crucial to ensuring the varied and complex needs of these people and their families are met...

Overview of the incidence, early identification and management of sepsis

14 February 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that is triggered by an infection. Sepsis is an urgent public health issue globally, and is one of the leading...

Development of a language identification tool

01 May 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Service improvement is an important aspect of healthcare practice. Practitioners need to identify improvements in processes to free up time and resources for patient...

How to minimise the effects of dysphagia in people with mental health problems

09 April 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Dysphagia, or difficulty with swallowing, can be intrinsic to a mental health problem or could pre-date it, as in cases such as neurological or muscular disorders,...

Hearty health

20 October 2009

Nursing Standard


The charity Heart UK has opened two family support centres in a pilot scheme to identify people with high cholesterol, particularly those with familial...

Blood simple

27 March 2007

Nursing Standard


New recommendations are aimed at making blood transfusions safer for patients and less complicated for nurses to administer.

National audit of bedside transfusion practice

26 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To measure clinical bedside practice and promote best practice for the administration of blood. Method Data were collected on patient identification and the...

Understanding help-seeking behaviour in patients

26 May 2016

Primary Health Care


Healthcare staff based in the community have a vested interest in understanding the help-seeking behaviour of patients. They are often the first healthcare...

Experiences of researchers in understanding domestic violence

06 September 2011

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

Three members of the Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) research team set out the difficulties they faced when attempting to implement a domestic...