May 2018 Volume 12 Number 05

British Journal of

Healthcare Assistants

For HCAs and assistant practitioners


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


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