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Prevention of constipation through risk management

01 November 2003

Learning Disability Practice

Continuing professional development

Constipation is a common problem for patients in community and hospital settings. It can have significant personal costs for individuals, including discomfort, pain,...

Prevention of constipation through risk management

02 January 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Constipation is a common problem for patients in community and hospital settings. It can have significant personal costs for individuals, including discomfort, pain,...

A guide on how to prevent falls and injury in hospitals

01 November 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

Falls among inpatients usually arise from a complex combination of risk factors, including the effects of longstanding and acute illness, the ageing process and the...

Undernutrition in hospital patients

22 January 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Undernutrition is a serious condition affecting significant numbers of patients in hospital. It increases the risk of mortality, delays recovery and increases the...

Managing women with ovarian cancer: the role of the nurse

06 October 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article considers the nature of ovarian cancer, the effect this diagnosis may have on patients, their families and carers, and the treatment options available....

Reducing the risk of complications associated with diabetes

25 February 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

Complications associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to microvascular and macrovascular damage, which can have financial implications for patients and...

Treating hyperlipidaemia in high-risk groups

01 October 2002

Primary Health Care

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to look at the relevance of managing hyperlipidaemia through diet, in particular for those groups with...

Raising public awareness of mouth cancer

07 October 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

The Macmillan head and neck nurse specialist in a large teaching trust spearheaded a mouth cancer awareness campaign in the north east of England. The campaign aimed...

Risk factors for childhood obesity: a data analysis of the Welsh Health Survey

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

Background Background The prevalence of childhood obesity in Wales is 12%. It has been estimated that obesity will cost the NHS £10 billion a year by 2050...

Reducing falls among older people in hospital

01 June 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Thousands of patients fall on hospital wards each year, leading to potentially devastating consequences for them and their families. Falls among inpatients usually...
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