More nurses and electronic medical records are among the five key factors that help overcome the “weekend effect” in hospitals, according to US researchers.
Patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation receive comparable outpatient care from doctors and nurse practitioners, according to a US study.
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Most, if not all, nurses join the profession to nurse and rarely to become managers or leaders.
This Week's Practice
A research project explored frontline mental health nurses’ experiences of reflective practice, leading to recommendations on how it can be fostered.
While individuals’ socioeconomic status is the most significant social influence on health and wellbeing, wealth distribution through society as a whole also plays a part.
The efficacy of intentional rounding has been widely debated and questioned so one trust carried out a review to ascertain staff and patient views on its effectiveness.
Best-practice statements are useful in theory but their effectiveness may be compromised by varied development methods and a lack of implementation evaluation.
A dementia first aid course dealing with frustrating and challenging behaviour was set up to support people who care for members of their family with dementia.
This week's book review
‘This innovative book would be beneficial to any students learning anatomy and physiology especially those struggling with anatomical concepts.’
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A good mentor can have a profound effect on student nurses and their progress
A career close to practice and steeped in research is a rare thing for nurses, but it’s what is on offer at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
If you want a say in how your organisation is run, better opportunities and a chance to improve your clinical skills, consider a career at Nottingham University Hospitals where the decisions are shared.
It is estimated that one in 1,333 members of the English population has experienced a severe allergic reaction during their lives. Anaphylaxis affects the airway, breathing, circulation or a combination of the three.
NT Leaders 2015
Some of the UK’s most inspirational nurses leaders gathered on 30 September at a reception in London to celebrate Nursing Times Leaders 2015.
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The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today approved plans for the introduction of a major new system of competency checks for registered nurses and midwives, with the regulator’s chief executive describing it as a “historic” moment.
Probably the greatest benefit to patients that nurses provide is their holistic focus. Other health professionals deal with specific aspects of patients’ needs, but nurses see the whole patient, and consider that patient’s needs from every angle. In fact, it’s the ability to provide holistic care that attracts many people to join the profession.
My workplace was awarded the Best Place to Work for 2015 in the acute care category of Nursing Times’ and HSJ’s top employers list. I have been reflecting on how we achieved this and the role I played.