World Patient Safety Day

Patient safety is a healthcare discipline that emphasises the reporting, analysis and prevention of medical errors that often lead to adverse healthcare events. As per statistical reports, healthcare errors impact

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), disabilities is an umbrella term covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restriction. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure and

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics are important medications. It would be difficult to overstate the benefits of penicillin and other antibiotics in treating bacterial infections, preventing the spread of disease and reducing serious complications

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World Quality Day

World Quality Day is one of the international observances that annually falls on the second Thursday in November. This year it will be on November 8, 2018. This observance was

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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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