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Understanding cardiac arrhythmias

Despite tremendous advances in the detection and management of cardiac arrhythmias that enable patients to be diagnosed and successfully treated more quickly, arrhythmia still carries a risk of sudden cardiac death and the experience of arrhythmia remains frightening for many patients and their families. Primary care nursing teams play an important role in the detection and long-term monitoring of these patients

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Pharmacological management of migraine

Migraine is the most common severe form of primary headache, affecting one in seven people, and it is a significant cause of disability. It is estimated to cost the UK around £3bn a year in terms of healthcare, lost productivity and disability. This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the prophylactic management of adults with migraine using pharmacological therapies. It includes management of acute migraine and preventative treatment in patients with episodic or chronic migraine, and medication-overuse headache.

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Consent in children, Gillick competence and Fraser guidelines: CQC briefing

Children’s consent to medical treatment or contraceptive advice is the focus of this CQC briefing. Dr Devin Gray explains how inspectors assess the way that GP practices seek consent to care and treatment, with regard to Gillick competence and the Fraser guidelines.

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13 September 2018Vol 48 • Number 9


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