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Recognising and managing transfusion reactions

Recognising and managing transfusion reactions Subscription Required

19-Sep-2014

Patients receiving blood transfusions can die if errors are made and if the signs of a severe reaction are not recognised and acted on at an early stage

Does glove use increase the risk of infection?

Does glove use increase the risk of infection? Subscription Required

19-Sep-2014

Use of gloves is widespread in clinical practice, but research suggests they are often used inappropriately, and that this increases infection risks to patients

Managing outbreaks of scarlet fever

Managing outbreaks of scarlet fever Subscription Required

19-Sep-2014

England and Wales are currently experiencing unusually high rates of scarlet fever so it is vital that health professionals know what to do when someone is infected

Using a toolkit to prevent the spread of CPE

Using a toolkit to prevent the spread of CPE Subscription Required

19-Sep-2014

Public Health England has published a toolkit to help acute trusts halt the spread of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE), a growing public health threat

Safe administration of blood components

Safe administration of blood components Subscription Required

12-Sep-2014

Blood transfusion carries potentially serious hazards. Nurses have an important role in ensuring safe administration and in maintaining records to provide an audit trail

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student survival

Student Survival Skills – Medicine Management Skills for Nurses

23-Sep-2014

‘This book is aimed at pre-registration nursing students. Many sections of the book would also be useful for healthcare assistants or assistant practitioners who are undergoing training courses.’

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Get ahead, don’t lose your way

Get ahead, don’t lose your way

If you know how to realise your ambitions, you can develop your career successfully

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'Data and technology alone aren’t the cure for the healthcare industry'

'Data and technology alone aren’t the cure for the healthcare industry'

18-Sep-2014

It is crucial that all new technology introduced to healthcare settings is easy to use for staff.

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Are you paying too much tax?

Are you paying too much tax?

1-Aug-2014

Personal Taxation Services debunks the myth that it’s easy to manage your own tax relief, and shows you just how much you could claim for - and how much you can save

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Issue date: 24 September 2014

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Unison nurses vote in favour of strike action over NHS pay

18-Sep-2014

Nurses and other NHS workers in England have voted in favour of strike action over the government’s pay deal in a Unison ballot.

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'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS'

'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS' Subscription Required

19-Sep-2014

In advance of the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual conference, I have been reflecting on the collective power of community nurses to improve the health of our nation - and when I say “community nurses” I mean nurses across the whole range of specialties.

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Liver disease could become a bigger killer than heart disease

22-Sep-2014

The increase in liver disease is startling with it now being the fifth biggest killer in England and Wales with around a 25% increase in deaths in the last decade.

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Little change in NHS culture on whistleblowing, warn campaigners

Little change in NHS culture on whistleblowing, warn campaigners

22-Sep-2014

There is a “real and continuing problem” over the treatment of NHS staff who raise concerns about patient care, according to a report submitted to a national inquiry into whistleblowing.

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Barriers to the management of pain in dementia care

Barriers to the management of pain in dementia care

Pain in people with dementia is often undertreated. Nurses should use recognised assessment tools and tailor pain management to patients’ needs

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