What to know about Reye’s syndrome

Reye’s syndrome is a rapidly progressive encephalopathy Reye’s syndrome is a rare but serious condition and often fatal. This condition causes swelling in the liver and brain. It most often

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The history and future of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding through the 17th century As long as there have been babies, there have been breastfeeding mothers. In cases where a mother died during childbirth or was unable to breastfeed,

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Persecution of people with albinism

A brief overview on albinism Albinism is a genetic condition that affects the pigment in the skin, eyes and hair. Albinism is characterised by little or no melanin production. So,

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The emotional impact of psoriasis on female patients

Introduction Psoriasis is a serious chronic condition with a host of side effects, both direct and indirect. Scientists around the world have been working to uncover potential treatments and how

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The Use of Blood Products In Healthcare Facilities

Blood transfusions were first used during World War II, when blood was first regarded as essential for patients undergoing surgery. There are, however, concerns that while blood transfusions have indeed

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Essential Nursing Skills and Characteristics

A skill is an ability and capacity acquired through deliberate, systematic, and sustained effort to smoothly and adaptively carryout complex activities or job functions involving ideas (cognitive skills), things (technical

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Ethos in Nursing

ETHICS VERSUS ETHOS As nouns, the difference between ethics and ethos is that ethics is (philosophy) the study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct, while ethos is the

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Safe Nursing Practices

1. INTRODUCTION Nurses are expected to do more with less, are expected to work long hours, and are expected to deliver a high standard of care. Government regulations, state laws

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Who is the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations?

The Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations have been at the forefront of the lobbying and advocacy initiative around the labour law amendments, in particular, ensuring that South Africa remains

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Who is the South African Nursing Council?

South African Nursing Council is the body entrusted to set and maintain standards of nursing education and practice in the Republic of South Africa.  It is an autonomous, financially independent,

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