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Carers’ commitment to behavioural support plans

01 September 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Many people with learning disabilities exhibit some form of challenging behaviour. Research has shown that positive behavioural support (PBS) is effective in...

Role of carers’ assessments in behaviour analysis

01 October 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Research has shown positive behaviour support to be effective in minimising challenging behaviours and replacing them with socially valid alternatives. The success...

Links between the conduct of carers and clients’ challenging behaviour

01 July 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Challenging behaviour displayed by some people with intellectual disabilities is often a response to social, biological and environmental factors, particularly the...

Annual health checks for people with learning disabilities

18 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

People with learning disabilities have greater health needs than the general population, and annual health checks for this group are advocated. This article reviews...

Abdominal examination and assessment in A&E

01 July 1998

Emergency Nurse

Clinical abdominal

Patients present in A&E with a variety of abdominal symptoms and it is important that nurses have a clear understanding as to the underlying problem patients may...

Recognising and assessing blunt abdominal trauma

09 March 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Blunt abdominal trauma is common following major traumatic injury but may not be recognised quickly enough and is therefore a cause of preventable death in trauma...

Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses

01 May 2018

Emergency Nurse

Electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most commonly performed investigations in emergency departments (EDs), and is an extremely useful adjunct that guides...

Cranial nerve damage

01 May 2004

Emergency Nurse


Emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) are considered integral to multidisciplinary teams working in A&E. The training these nurses receive is underpinned by a medical...

Ocular injuries in people with multiple trauma

04 June 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

About 8% of all major trauma patients have eye injuries, which can have serious implications for the patients and their families. This article outlines a practical...