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    To improve the oral health of hospital inpatients, the Mouth Care Matters initiative was adopted in 12 acute hospital trusts. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion

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    Bones and skeletal muscles undergo a gradual age-related degeneration that accelerates frailty and makes older people more prone to sarcopenia, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and falls

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    We know that low nurse staffing levels in hospital wards are associated with worse outcomes for patients and staff, but there is little evidence – if any – to give us an optimal safe staffing level

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    What is clinical supervision? What are its benefits for patients and staff? This article is the second in a six-part bite-size series looking at nurse theories and their implications for practice

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    The skin performs several key functions that are increasingly impaired in ageing. This article describes skin ageing, its mechanisms and effects, and the essentials of looking after older people’s skin

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    To try to respond to pressures in emergency departments and urgent care, new roles have been introduced and the skill mix altered. What is the evidence around these changes?

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    This article, the third in a six-part bite-size series on nursing theories and their implications for practice, explores the origins and value of nursing models

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    Imperial College Healthcare Trust has narrowed down the titles of its nurses, midwives and support staff to clarify roles and responsibilities. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion

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    Breathing is central to life, as it allows the human body to obtain the energy it needs to sustain itself and its activities. But how does it work?

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    This article, the fourth in a six-part bite-size series looking at nursing theories and their implications for practice, explains adherence, compliance and concordance

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    How does the heart work? What does it do? What is it composed of? How do you examine it? This article offers cardiac anatomy and physiology in a nutshell

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    This article, the fifth in a six-part bite-size series looking at nursing theories and their implications for practice, explains gender theory and its implications for nurses

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    This article, the third in a four-part series, describes the procedure for collecting a faecal specimen from a patient with diarrhoea

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    Age brings about changes to the male and female reproductive systems that lead to loss of fertility and the physical and psychological symptoms of the menopause and andropause

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    This article, the final part in a four-part series, describes the rationale and procedure for collecting a sputum specimen

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    Age brings about changes to the immune system that mean older people are less able to defend themselves against infection from foreign pathogens

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    This article outlines the procedure for helping patients to eat at mealtimes. It highlights the importance of monitoring food and fluid intake and the need for accurate documentation

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    To improve the oral health of hospital inpatients, the Mouth Care Matters initiative was adopted in 12 acute hospital trusts. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion

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    Bones and skeletal muscles undergo a gradual age-related degeneration that accelerates frailty and makes older people more prone to sarcopenia, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and falls

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    This article, the sixth in a six-part bite-size series looking at nurse theories and their implications for practice, explores the theory of social class

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