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Posted by: hmedley99 | November 5, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 44)

Title: A PAD service led by nurses and podiatrists

Abstract: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a serious condition but has had a low profile. It’s significance has only benn recently reflected in NICE guidelines. This article reports on a Trust which has set up a PAD service lied by nurses and podiatrists. This service is cost-effective and ensures that patients are treated in the community, with referreals made to secondary care when appropriate. A care pathway standardises care.

Posted by: hmedley99 | November 5, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Volume 108 No. 43)

Title: Reflections on reducing insulin to lose weight

Abstract: Some women with type 1 diabetes deliberately omit or reduce insulin dosage to lose weight. This diabulimia may lead to serious heart and neuropathic complications.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | November 5, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 42)

Title: How to ensure patient safety in drug dose calculation

Abstract: Medicines management is a core nursing skill. This article gives an introduction to the newly launched online Nursing Times Learning unit on drug calculations.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | October 11, 2012

Quality in Primary Care 2012 (Vol. 20 No. 4)

Title: Speaking of risk, managing uncertainty: decision-making about cholesterol treatment in general practice

Abstract: This article aims to examine GPs who experience difficulties with decision-making regarding treatment options and risk communication with asymptomatic patients with high cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular disease. The article concludes that medical uncertainty can be addressed proactively when developing concepts,  tools and training interventions to increase communication about treatment options in primary care.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | October 11, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 41)

Title: Promoting healthy drinking habits in children

Abstract:  Poor fluid intake may affect a child’s cognitive functioning as well as bladder control. Research shows that children drink 7 times the amount of soft drink as water. Schools have a vital role in ensuring that children develop healthy drinking patterns.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | October 3, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 Vol. 108 No. 40

Title: Specialist nurses improve outcomes in heart failure

Abstract: This article outlines the finding from 4 key studies which show that the work of these nurses improves the quality of life and reduces hospital admissions.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | September 26, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 39)

Title: What are the barriers to good mentoring?

Abstract: This article reports on a study exploring the barriers to successful mentoring of pre-registration nurses and midwifery students in practice, and the support required by mentors. Among the barriers cited were lack of time and support, as well as the competing demands of mentoring and patients care.

Posted by: hmedley99 | September 24, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 38)

Title: Raising cancer awareness in minority ethnic groups

Abstract: The National Cancer Action Team has set up a pilot with a number of BME communities to improve screening uptake and understanding the early signs and symptoms of cancer by increasing cancer awareness and dispelling myths and misconceptions.
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Posted by: hmedley99 | September 13, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 37)

Title: Overcoming barriers to influenza vaccination

Abstract: This article explores both the internal and external influences relating to the uptake of the flu vaccination regarding both healthcare workers and their patients. Ways in which nurses can help patients make informed choices about taking the flu vaccination are discussed.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | September 5, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 36)

Fade Fave: Dementia care: focusing on daily experiences

Fade Skinny: This article looks at how a nursing home adapted and reinvented the Kitwood model for dementia care to prioritise relationships and daily experiences for people with the condition.
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Posted by: hmedley99 | August 22, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 34-35)

Fade fave: Quality indicators to measure end-of-life care

Fade skinny: This article gives examples of how to use quality indicators to demonstrate and improve effectiveness in supoorting people with their end-of-life care needs.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | August 10, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 32/33)

Fade fave: Breastfeeding: how to increase prevalence

Fade skinny: This article describes how an early intervention infant feeding service successfully supported mothers to continue breastfeeding and increased prevalence.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | July 27, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 30/31)

Fade Fave: Types of substance misuse and risk factors

Fade Skinny: This is the first in a two-part series on substance misuse in older people. The article discusses the pattern of misuse in this group and outlines the different types of misusers. It also explores the risk factors for alcohol misuse and its effects. as well as other types of substance misuse.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | July 19, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 29)

Fade fave: A strategy to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers

Fade skinny: This article reports on the programme of ‘ambitions’ set up by NHS Midlands and East SHA to ensure high-quality care and patient safety. The first ambition of this programme, was to eliminate all grade 2, 3 and 4 pressure ulcers by December 2012. The methods chosen for measuring and monitoring the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers, and the nurse’s role are discussed.

Posted by: hmedley99 | July 16, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 28)

Fade Fave: A practical guide to improving end-of-life-care

Fade Skinny: Guidance from the National End of Life Care Programme shows trusts how they can give patients more choice over their place of death and the care they can receive.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | July 6, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 27)

Fade Fave: Managing C difficile relapses in the community

Fade Skinny: This article reports on the development of a clinical pathway to meet the needs of older patients who have recurrent episodes of C difficile in the community.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | July 2, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 26)

Fade fave: Strategies to help adolescents stop smoking

Fade skinny: This article looks at the factors that increase the probability of smoking and tobacco addiction during adolescence, and concludes with some useful approaches to smoking cessation.

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Posted by: western4uk | June 22, 2012

Obtaining an NHS Athens Password Training Video

If you can’t access Vimeo, you can also see the video on the Fade Library site by following this link

You can register for an NHS Athens password if you are a member of  NHS Staff here.

Posted by: hmedley99 | June 21, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 24)

Fade fave: The development of advanced nursing roles

Fade skinny: This article focuses on the historical evolution of the advanced nursing role and looks at its progress from its beginnings in the 19th century to the present day.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | June 1, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 22/23)

Fade fave: Preventing falls in patients with alcohol problems

Fade skinny: A high number of patients were admitted to a ward with mobility problems owing to a history of alcohol misuse. The ward implemented the Productive Ward programme to reduce falls. The importance of staff engagement is highlighted.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | May 23, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 Vol. 108 No. 21

Fade fave: Preparing leaders for safeguarding children

Fade skinny: This article presents the design and implementation of a leadership training programme for safeguarding children professionals  to improve their skills, confidence and ability to challenge poor practice.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | May 18, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol.108 No. 20)

Fade fave: Effects of being a patient on student development

Fade skinny: A student nurse tells of her story of becoming a patient and how reflecting on this experience influenced her approach to patient care. By sharing this experience with peers and mentors, she was able to influence their approach to care, and made a difference to how mentors worked with students in practice.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | May 2, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 (Vol. 108 No. 18-9)

Fade Fave: How to use action learning sets to support nurses

Fade Skinny: Action Learning Sets (ALS) involved regular action-focused peer-discussion groups that address workplace issues. This article reviews the literature and personal experience of ALS and finds that ALS builds trust, helps professional development and enables action on issues/ problems.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | April 27, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 Vol. 180(17)

Fade fave: Using COPD action plans to manage exacerbations

Fade skinny: People with COPD experiencing exacerbations should be given self-management plans to reduce the time to recovery. this article carries out an audit to establish whether patients were using and following their action plans.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | April 24, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 Vol. 108(16)

Fade fave: How to care for people with Parkinson’s disease

Fade skinny: Patient’s with this complex and debilitating condition need individualised nursing care tailored  to their needs to give optimal symptom control and improve quality of life.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | April 5, 2012

Education for Primary Care 2012 Vol. 23 No. 2

Fade fave: Do general practice selection scores predict success at MRCGP? An exploratory study

Fade skinny: This study looks at the evidence for the long-term predictive validity of the selection process by demonstrating significant correlations between selection and examination scores.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | April 5, 2012

Quality in Primary Care 2012 Vol. 20 No. 1

Fade Fave: Group counselling improves quality for patients with limited health literacy

Fade Skinny: This article reports on the use of a modified evaluation tool which guides implementation of a family violence intervention programme within New Zealand primary healthcare

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Posted by: hmedley99 | April 5, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 Vol. 108 No. 11

Fade Fave: Nutrition screening in patients with COPD

Fade Skinny: Patients with COPD are at increased risk of malnutrition. This article discusses the impact of COPD symptoms on nutrition and gives advice on the importance of regular nutritional screening using a validated tool.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | April 5, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 Vol. 108 No. 13

Fade Fave: Multidimensional leg ulcer assessment

Fade Skinny: Assessment of leg ulcers should include examination of the wound and consideration of underlying causes, comorbidities and their psychosocial impact. This article highlights some of the key features of leg ulcer assessment, drawing on recommendations in national guidelines.

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Posted by: hmedley99 | April 5, 2012

Nursing Times 2012 Vol. 108 No. 14-15

Fade Fave: An overview of chronic heart failure management

Fade Skinny: This article reviews the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure.

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Title: Making the Case for Connected Health: Accenture study explores the future of integrated healthcare delivery

The Skinny: An international comparison report from Accenture on the systematic application of healthcare IT to facilitate the accessing and sharing of information, as well as subsequent analysis of health data across healthcare systems, in 8 countries.

Key findings for England

Among the key findings for England related to disparity in the use of IT:

  • more than 90% of primary care clinicians report entering patient notes during or after consultations, the most of any country surveyed, but this drops to just 16% for secondary care, the lowest for any country surveyed;
  • 84% of primary care clinicians claim they receive electronic alerts while seeing their patients, the most of any country surveyed, but this figure falls to just 7% in secondary care, the lowest of any country surveyed;
  • in primary care settings, 47% of doctors claimed their organisation uses electronic tools to ease the administrative burden, which is lower than all but one of the other countries surveyed for primary care. For hospital and specialist care clinicians, this figure drops to 25%, which is well below the 49% international average; and
  • almost 30% of primary care doctors claim to use clinical decision support to help make treatment decisions, while just 13% use it in secondary care.
  • Publisher: Accenture

    Size: 16p.

    Posted by: western4uk | April 2, 2012

    Emergencies in palliative and supportive care

    Currow, D. and Clark, K. (2006) Emergencies in palliative and supportive care. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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    Currow, D. and Clark, K. (2006) Emergencies in palliative and supportive care. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Book Blurb

    As part of the Emergencies in… series, this is a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in palliative care. It provides clinical guidance for the management of people with progressive life limiting illnesses including cancer, AIDS, end-stage organ failure and neurodegenerative diseases.

    Access Requirements

    Requires NHS Athens password to access full text. If you work for the NHS in the North West you can apply for a NHS Athens password (best done from a machine connected to the NHS Network)

    Posted by: western4uk | April 2, 2012

    Emergencies in clinical medicine

    Page, P. and Skinner, G. (2007) Emergencies in clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Scan or click to go to Page, P. and Skinner, G. (2007) Emergencies in clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Page, P. and Skinner, G. (2007) Emergencies in clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Book Blurb

    Emergencies nearly always present first to the junior doctor. This reference aims to give the junior doctor the confidence to recognise these and manage them. It is concise, didactic and an excellent complement to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine.

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    Access Requirements

    Requires NHS Athens password to access full text. If you work for the NHS in the North West you can apply for a NHS Athens password (best done from a machine connected to the NHS Network)

    Posted by: western4uk | April 2, 2012

    Emergencies in respiratory medicine

    Parker, R., Thomas, C. and Bennett, L. (2007) Emergencies in respiratory medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Scan or click to Parker, R., Thomas, C. and Bennett, L. (2007) Emergencies in respiratory medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Parker, R., Thomas, C. and Bennett, L. (2007) Emergencies in respiratory medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Book Blurb

    Respiratory disease is the most common illness responsible for an emergency admission to hospital and requires rapid and effective management. Emergencies in Respiratory Medicine shows the user how to deal with these situations through 6 sections: presentations, clinical scenarios, acute conditions, chronic conditions, practical and management issues, and investigations.

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    Access Requirements

    Requires NHS Athens password to access full text. If you work for the NHS in the North West you can apply for a NHS Athens password (best done from a machine connected to the NHS Network)

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