STOP Pressure Ulcer Day: The Need to Focus Darker Skin Tones

By Neesha Oozageer Gunowa, PhD Candidate Oxford Brookes University @ne55hao STOP Pressure Ulcer Day is a global annual event occurring every 3rd Thursday in November.  This year the event is taking place on the 19th November where industry, healthcare professionals, the public and media come together to bring to light the topic of pressure ulcers.  […]

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Resilience in nurses working in respiratory clinical areas during the COVID pandemic

In this week’s blog, Dr Nicola Roberts (@DrNRoberts) discusses some of the research that she and colleagues have been undertaking focussing on the resilience of nurses working in respiratory care during the COVID pandemic. Dr Nicola Roberts, is a Senior Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK and her research looks at improving how […]

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COVID19 Infodemic – A Tsunami of Health Literacy Issues

In this week’s blog, Dr Evelyn McElhinney (@evmcelhinney), Senior Lecturer in Advanced Practice at Glasgow Caldedonian University and the Chair Elect of Health Literacy UK (@literacyhealth) discusses the impact of the current pandemic on health literacy needs and how we as nurses can help. In February 2020 at the Munich Security Conference Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, […]

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Social media, palliative care, and the Coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

by Professor Bridget Johnston, Florence Nightingale Foundation Clinical Professor of Nursing, University of Glasgow and Ms Maria Drummond, PhD Student at University of Glasgow and District Nurse. The importance of delivering effective palliative care in the Coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic is essential. In Scotland, we realised that clinicians working in palliative and end-of-life care during the […]

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Catching your breath… how do we help the “missing millions” who don’t know they have a respiratory condition?

Dr Nicola Roberts is a Senior Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK and her research focuses on improving how we deliver care to those with respiratory disease. It is coming up to World COPD day this month (20th November) and I wanted to highlight the lack of recognition of respiratory disease. Respiratory disease […]

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Out of Hours Triage: how do we use it effectively and appropriately?

The world in which we live is changing constantly at an alarming rate. Prior to working at NHS 24, I worked within the hospital setting within acute medicine; I had no insight into Out of Hours (OOH) care or how I accessed it. If I was unwell, I knew it would keep until I could […]

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Fatigue in patients on haemodialysis, who cares?

Zakariya Al Naamani, PhD student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast.   Living with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and receiving haemodialysis treatment is a life challenging task. ESKD causes anaemia, electrolyte imbalances, uraemia and accumulation of waste products. Despite increased survival rates, patients who receive haemodialysis are required to adjust their life to […]

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Food for thought in acute stroke

In our third blog of the week for Action on Stroke Month,  Trish Elder-Gracie, a Stroke Nurse Specialist in NHS Lothian shares her perspectives on current priorities in the acute management of stroke in the UK. Stroke medicine has changed exponentially since I was a wee student nurse over thirty years ago when we tucked […]

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Action on Stroke Month: priorities in the management of, and research on, stroke.

Stroke is an acute event – caused by a sudden interruption in the blood flow to the brain – which requires emergency treatment, often followed by long-term treatments that facilitate recovery and prevent further stroke. The global incidence of stroke has been increasing over the past 25 years, particularly amongst younger people, and this is […]

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