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The arithmetic-coding-based communication system, Dasher, can be driven by a one-dimensional continuous signal. A belt-mounted breath-mouse, delivering a signal related to lung volume, enables a user to communicate by breath alone. With practice, an expert user can write English at 15 words per minute. Dasher is a communication system based on a beautiful(More)
BACKGROUND Information communicated by ambulance paramedics to Emergency Department (ED) staff during handover of patients has been found to be inconsistent and incomplete, and yet has major implications for patients' subsequent hospital treatment and trajectory of care. AIM The study's aims were to: (1) identify the existing structure of(More)
OBJECTIVES: Several studies have evaluated whether evidence-based medicine (EBM) training courses can improve skills such as literature searching and critical appraisal but to date, few data exist on whether teaching EBM skills and providing evidence-based resources result in change in behavior or clinical outcomes. This study was conducted to evaluate(More)
Canine leptospirosis is perceived to be underdiagnosed due to nonspecific clinical signs (Prescott and others 1991, Sarkar and others 2012). in the UK, it is routinely diagnosed by serological testing via the microscopic agglutination test (Faine and others 1999), or immunofluorescent antibody test (Torten and others 1966, appassakij and others 1995,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of symptoms of depression, anxiety, and rates of alcohol misuse in elite rugby league players in Australasia. DESIGN A cross-sectional, epidemiological study with repeated measures. SETTING Surveys were conducted during the 2015 preseason and in-season. PARTICIPANTS Four hundred four elite rugby league players(More)
  • Chris Ball
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 2013
Follow Nursing Standard @NScomment and join the #NScomment chat on Thursdays at 12.30pm A POSITIVE COUNSELLING STYLE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO PATIENTS Raising sensitive issues with patients, such as their unhealthy behaviours, can be difficult. But I thought the approach taken by Jennifer Percival (Features December 11) was one likely to yield results. As(More)
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