Jane Scullion describes the symptoms, causes, and appropriate recognition of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA); discusses how to manage the condition in primary care; and covers relevant guidance from NICE, SIGN, and the DVLA.
Karen Blackwood discusses recommendations for the safe prescribing of insulin and the types of insulin available for different patient groups. The education patients should receive to help manage their condition is also considered.
Debra Holloway discusses ten practical tips for the diagnosis and management of fibroids—providing information on the aetiology and symptoms of fibroids, when treatment is necessary, and the treatment options available.
David Green and Laura Craig describe the symptoms and prevalence of hepatitis B, provide information about the hexavalent vaccine being introduced into the routine childhood immunisation schedule, and discuss the continued importance of screening pregnant women for hepatitis B.
Zoe Butler, winner of the Guidelines for Nurses-sponsored Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award at the RCNi Awards 2017, explains how her Hot potato project is raising awareness of mental wellbeing in young people and destigmatising mental illness