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Trauma is Really Strange

08 February 2016

Emergency Nurse

Book Review

DESCRIBING THE effects of cognitive trauma, this book explains how traumatic events are perceived and addressed in terms of orientation, the fight or flight response...

Primary hyperparathyroidism and the role of the nurse

29 June 2016

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common endocrine disorder that results in elevated levels of parathyroid hormone and subsequent hypercalcaemia. Nurses have an...

Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of osteomalacia

30 June 2014

Nursing Older People

CPD

Osteomalacia is a musculoskeletal condition that results in soft bones due to ineffective mineralisation. Nurses have a unique opportunity to improve awareness of...

Diagnosis and management of patients with hypercalcaemia

30 April 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Hypercalcaemia is a common biochemical abnormality in the blood that can be caused by malignancy, hyperparathyroidism, medications or underlying medical conditions....

Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of Paget’s disease of the bone

26 September 2014

Nursing Older People

CPD

Paget’s disease of the bone is a chronic condition that affects bone remodelling in focal areas of the skeleton. The disease may affect one or several sites and can...

Pain Management in Nursing Practice

30 April 2015

Nursing Older People

Book Review

DIFFERENT PAIN models and concepts of pain are clearly explained in this text. It also focuses on communication in pain management and assessment of pain. Dedicated...

Care of patients undergoing joint replacement

27 February 2012

Nursing Older People

General

Hip and knee replacements are common orthopaedic procedures that can greatly improve patients’ quality of life and provide relief from the pain caused by various...

Management of osteoarthritis

01 November 2011

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Many older people are affected by osteoarthritis (OA). The main symptoms of this chronic disease are pain, stiffness and potentially reduced function of affected...

Neuroscience nursing: evidence-based practice

01 October 2011

Nursing Older People

Book Review

THIS BOOK provides a good overview for any nurse working with neurosurgical patients in acute settings, or those with chronic diseases such as epilepsy or myasthenia...

Management of common fractures

30 January 2013

Nursing Older People

CPD

The incidence of fractures increases with advancing age partly due to the presence of multiple comorbidities and increased risk of falls. Common fracture sites in...