May 2018 Volume 12 Number 05

British Journal of

Healthcare Assistants

For HCAs and assistant practitioners

www.healthcare-assistants.co.uk

CLINICAL

How to undertake pulse oximetry The wound infection continuum Rare health conditions, 12. Rickets, Alport syndrome, scurvy, spinocerebellar ataxia 3

PROFESSIONAL Make your patient goals ‘SMART’ Are you interested in doing further training? Part 2/2 Rest, rehydrate, refuel Caring for the trans community

HEALTH MATTERS

Editorial: Looking forward to 70 Hospital admissions due to falls by older people Climate change: the impact on health, mortality and frontline NHS services Urgent change needed in pancreatic cancer care Last page. Scales tipped for success for football-mad Ben

Incontinence is often treatable