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The SIMPLE approach to asthma consultations

Originally posted on COPD Horizon Scanning:
Source: Nurse Prescribing, 2013, vol. 11 no. 6 pgs.292-97 Follow this link to the abstract Date of Publication: 2013 In a Nutshell: This article looks at the essential elements of a consultation using the SIMPLE acronym (stop smoking, inhalers, monitoring, pharmacology, lifestyle and education) approach.  Developed by a consultant pharmacist…

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Eyes on Evidence September 2013

This month’s Eyes on Evidence includes the following. Effects of human papillomavirus vaccination Drug treatments for restless legs syndrome  Effects of loneliness and social isolation on mortality in older people Thromboembolism during pregnancy after in vitro fertilisation  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: new information and warnings about cardiovascular risk Acupuncture for seasonal allergic rhinitis  Case study from … Continue reading

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Emotional support is needed when staff go through change

Research has shown that staff need emotional support when going through organisatonal change. View a presentation here http://www.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/446480/2012_RCN_research_3.4.1.pdf about a research paper called “People and Teams Matter in Organizational Change: Professionals’ and Managers’ Experiences of Changing Governance and Incentives in Primary Care.” View the research abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23829292 Continue reading

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Telecare Event in Salford

A free telecare event is being held in Salford helping health professionals find out more about telecare helping to provide care in the home. Read more at http://www.gmphnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/North-West-Invitation.pdf Continue reading