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Obesity-related knee osteoarthritis: a role for the rheumatology advanced nurse practitioner in Ireland

A direct relationship was found between the degree of obesity and the level of clinical knee osteoarthritis (Raud et al, 2020). Globally, 16% of adults have been found to be obese, equating to...

Examining the impact of video-based outpatient education on patient demand for a rheumatology CNS service

Current practice in Irish rheumatology units is that either a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) delivers patient education to patients in a multitude of formats,...

A nurse-led rheumatology telephone advice line: service redesign to improve efficiency and patient experience

The RLBUHT rheumatology helpline was re-designed in September 2012 to align the service with RCN recommendations and address the concerns identified through the internal review..

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