Promoting Safety for Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Neurosurgical Operating Room

Modern neurosurgery has evolved tremendously with advancing technologies and innovative modalities, such as intraoperative MRI (IOMRI). IOMRI is an operating room concept in which magnetic resonance i...


Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: Mechanisms, Risk Factors and the Role of the Nurse

Epilepsy is a disease that can have significant effects upon a person's life. A subject discussed less frequently is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). This article summarises the main risk ...


Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Recognition: Using Co-Design to Improve Patient Self-Reports

People living with multiple sclerosis (MS) are encouraged to report suspected relapses to their MS specialist nurse (MSN) so that appropriate care can be co-ordinated. However, this is not always stra...


Handbags and Glad Rags: Preserving Identity in Dementia

This article considers to what extent a person with dementia can maintain their sense of self and identity following diagnosis of dementia. The authors discuss identity in the context of dementia and ...


Compassionate leadership in district nursing: a case study of a complex wound

This article encourages nurses to explore leadership in district nursing practice and community teams. The challenges faced by district nurses are discussed in relation to the current health policy ag...


Infection prevention in care homes: the role of community nurses

Community nurses are often in the position of providing clinical services to residents in the care home sector. In doing so, they need to consider the factors that increase the risk of infection in th...


An overview of the role of the district nurse caring for individuals with complex needs

The role of the district nurse is imperative in the care of patients in a district nursing team's caseload. Through the role of care manager, district nurses are accountable for the overall coordinati...


What can community nurses do for older adults who experience faecal incontinence?

Faecal incontinence has multiple clinical signs and symptoms, and it has a catastropihc impact on an individual's quality of life. The signs and symptoms of faecal incontinence may vary from persisten...


Overcoming the challenges of prescribing paracetamol in the overweight paediatric population

Safe prescribing for children will always be a challenging concept. The many factors that make this difficult include the differences in age, size, weight and height, co-morbidities and a consideratio...


Faecal incontinence: investigation, treatment and management

Faecal incontinence (FI) is a hidden problem that is under-diagnosed, under-investigated and under treated. Up to 10% of adults can experience an episode of FI. The prevalence of FI in the adult popul...


Mucocutaneous separation in stoma patients: a critical review

There are many stoma complications that can impact an ostomate's quality of life, particularly those affecting the surrounding skin, which is essential for maintaining appliance integrity to prevent l...


The treatment and management of osteoarthritis

This article will review the current evidence for the treatment and management of osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the most common musculoskeletal condition worldwide and patients will seek advice regarding...

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