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donderdag 7 december 2017

Hospital nurses urged to carry out more frailty assessments

Hospital nurses urged to carry out more frailty assessments
Hospital nurses could do more to identity the needs of the most vulnerable patients when they are admitted, suggests a new report on frailty in acute care.
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Majority of leukaemia patients lack access to specialist nurse
Only around a third of patients with leukaemia have access to specialist nurses, according to leading blood cancer charity.
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Traffic pollution may negate benefits of walking in older adults
Even short-term exposure to tiny particles of soot or dust found in traffic fumes on busy roads appears to thwart the benefits of walking on the heart and lungs of older adults, a study has found.
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Bed and staff shortages among key winter challenges facing NHS
Trusts are recruiting extra staff and putting in place additional support for nurses but the health service is likely to be "sorely tested" this winter, say healthcare leaders.
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Matron: 'That was the day I could see the barriers falling'
Nurses are "unsung heroes" who need to be shown that they are valued, according to an award-winning matron credited with building a cohesive critical care team out of nursing staff from 38 countries.
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Thunderstorms during pollen season may trigger asthma
Pollen breakdown and transmission in thunderstorms could trigger asthma attacks in patients with allergy, according to a leading respiratory expert.
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