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Management of acute confusion in patients with CNS infections

11 December 2013

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses the management of acute confusion and aggression in patients with infections of the central nervous system (CNS). The issues discussed are...

Activities to encourage nurses to learn more about motivational interviewing

15 January 2019

Primary Health Care

Medicines

Good communication is vital in all health settings. If nurses are to support lifestyle and behaviour change, we need additional ways of communicating. Evidence shows...

Use of pain scales and observational pain assessment tools in hospital settings

29 August 2019

Nursing Standard

pain

Pain is a personal, individual and subjective experience. The complex and dynamic nature of pain makes its assessment and management challenging for healthcare...

Adapting the Solihull Approach for staff caring for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism: evaluation of a pilot programme

23 September 2021

Learning Disability Practice

evidence and practice

The Solihull Approach is a model that has been used successfully to provide training for health and social care practitioners who support children and families, and...

Managing violence and aggression in the emergency department

19 August 2021

Emergency Nurse

violence at work

Half of all reported violent incidents in healthcare settings occur in the emergency department (ED), so ED nurses are disproportionately affected by violence and...

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

17 December 2018

Emergency Nurse

intervention

Frequent attenders to emergency departments (EDs) are a heterogeneous group who have traditionally been patched up and discharged with little support. This makes...

Managing behaviour that challenges in people with dementia in the emergency department

30 December 2020

Emergency Nurse

Older people

Dementia symptoms can manifest in a variety of ways, such as anxiety, agitation and an inability to communicate unmet needs. In emergency departments (EDs), these...

Role of nursing associates in addressing the needs of people with dementia in hospital

27 January 2020

Nursing Older People

role development

It is estimated that people with dementia comprise about one quarter of all inpatients in acute hospital wards, although this could be an underestimate. Healthcare...

Identifying barriers to engaging older adults with primary care sexual health services

11 September 2019

Primary Health Care

patient interaction

Despite the prevalent cultural stereotype that people’s sexual activity declines or ceases as they grow older, adults in the UK remain sexually active throughout...

Prehabilitation in cancer care: preparing people for treatment physically and mentally

04 October 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

Prehabilitation is the process of enhancing an individual’s functional capacity by optimising their physical and mental health to prepare them for treatment....