Using the electronic medical records of 305 339 adults aged between 21 and 90 years, researchers at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine examined the association between IDA and sensorineural hearing loss (when there is damage to the cochlea or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain) and conductive hearing loss (hearing loss because of problems with the bones of the middle ear). IDA was determined by low haemoglobin and ferritin levels for age and sex.
A recent news article in the BMJ highlights a telemedicine service run by a Yorkshire NHS trust which has reduced care home referrals to GPs by 40% and ambulance calls by almost 30%.
Staff in care homes are linked to a digital hub at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust in Keighley and can seek advice 24 hours a day about the health of any of their residents. The service is run by a team of senior nurses who have online access to GP patient records and can consult doctors at the trust if they need to.
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A report from the Nuffield Trust, an independent health charity, looks at the evidence available on digital technology and its impact on patients in primary care and the NHS. You can access commentary, background information and the report here
Everyday nursing requires the appropriate use of evidence and this website from Evidently Cochrane provides useful insights. The article about pressure ulcers illustrates why evidence is needed for everyday practice.
Evidence can be found from a variety of sources and with busy workloads and winter pressures coming, you may find it is hard to find time to search for reliable evidence.
Don’t worry – we can help you!
Your Library and Knowledge Service has skilled outreach specialists who can help you, either by running an evidence search or training you to do it effectively. So get ahead and get in touch with us if you are based at East Cheshire NHS Trust.
Catch up on the latest articles from selected journals. Our latest Critical Care Bulletin has just been published here
The latest monthly update on Falls prevention has been published.
View the current research at: https://fallspreventionnwpctl.wordpress.com/