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Exclusive: National system of checks for nursing values to be unveiled

21-Oct-2014 | By

Details of a new system of checks designed to test the values of applicants to nursing courses, and potentially qualified staff applying for new posts, are set to be launched, Nursing Times can reveal.

Exclusive: NHS nurses get two months' pay for ebola volunteer work

20-Oct-2014 | By

NHS nurses volunteering to help tackle ebola in West Africa will receive pay for up to two months while they are away, triple the usual period they would be eligible, due to the “exceptional” nature of the outbreak.

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'Good childhood continence care is easy with the right training'

'Good childhood continence care is easy with the right training' Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

Cast your mind back to your school days. Picture the classroom: there’s a child sitting there, it could be you. The bell’s gone for break time, but you’re taking your time packing your books away.

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Toileting problems in children with autism

Toileting problems in children with autism Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

Learning to use the toilet can be challenging for some children with autism. Nurses have an important role in supporting children and their families

Addressing continence in children with disabilities

Addressing continence in children with disabilities Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable

The value of volunteers on older people’s acute wards

The value of volunteers on older people’s acute wards Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

Volunteers can provide valuable one-to-one interaction with older patients, even in busy acute wards, providing companionship and activities to reduce stress

Effects of water-based exercise training for people with COPD

Effects of water-based exercise training for people with COPD Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

A Cochrane review explored research that compared the effects of water-based training, land-based exercise and no training on exercise capacity and quality of life in people with COPD

Safe removal of knotted nasogastric tubes

Safe removal of knotted nasogastric tubes Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

Knotting or looping of nasogastric tubes when in situ can distress the patient on removal. Nurses should know how to recognise and respond to the situation

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Mastering Simulation

Mastering Simulation

17-Oct-2014

‘This is a specialist textbook and would be useful to a nurse educator/practitioner on the unit/ward/training department/school, to other professional such as theatre and ITU professionals, who are interested in working with simulated experiences.’

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When home issues come to work

When home issues come to work

Managers should know how to act when employees have problems outside work

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NICE-approved staffing tool helps make strong case for more nurses

14-Oct-2014

A safe staffing tool officially endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will help nurses make a strong case for extra funding and jobs, according to one of its creators.

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What happens if a naso-gastric tube gets knotted?

20-Oct-2014

Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for

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Scotland seeks to introduce new 'duty of candour' for NHS

15-Oct-2014

NHS organisations in Scotland would be compelled to admit mistakes that caused harm to patients, under proposals unveiled by the Scottish government.

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Does social media paint an inaccurate picture of pregnancy and motherhood?

Does social media paint an inaccurate picture of pregnancy and motherhood?

16-Oct-2014

With celebrities and friends posting happy pregnancy and motherhood pictures all over social media, do mothers feel pressure to feel and behave a certain way?

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How to administer eye drops and ointments

How to administer eye drops and ointments

The administration of topical eye medications must be given the same priority and attention to safety as drugs administered by the systemic route

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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