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'We must make commissioners realise continence care is vital'

'We must make commissioners realise continence care is vital' Subscription Required

23-Jan-2015

Recent figures estimate that around 14 million people living in the UK are affected by bladder dysfunction, with a further six million reported as having difficulty with bowel control.

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Principles of transmission-based precautions

Principles of transmission-based precautions Subscription Required

23-Jan-2015

Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on patient isolation, in association with the Infection Prevention Society, which explores precautions to prevent infection spread.

Increasing recognition of childhood incontinence

Increasing recognition of childhood incontinence Subscription Required

23-Jan-2015

A pilot project is training health professionals to recognise continence problems in children during routine appointments, to ensure they receive early intervention.

Patients can be shown how to improve their health during routine appointments

Building brief intervention into your everyday work Subscription Required

23-Jan-2015

All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.

Use of frequency volume charts and voiding diaries

Use of frequency volume charts and voiding diaries Subscription Required

23-Jan-2015

Frequency volume charts provide an objective measure of bladder function, which is essential to support the correct diagnosis and treatment of urological problems.

The pelvic floor muscles

Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse Subscription Required

23-Jan-2015

Pelvic floor exercises are effective at successfully managing pelvic organ prolapse, but do they have long-term benefits? New evidence on this information is presented with expert commentary.

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Pride and Joy

Pride and Joy

20-Jan-2015

‘All staff from students to chief executives who work in the healthcare setting must make a point to read this book- there is hope if we pull together.’

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Visit our dedicated Career Zone for interview and application advice, whether you're looking for a career change, a new position or your first nursing role.

New year, so let’s look at the old you

Experienced nurses could learn a thing or two from their younger selves

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Stress

Whistleblowers who suffer harm must receive apology and practical redress, say MPs

21-Jan-2015

Whistleblowers who have suffered as a result of speaking out should receive an apology and see action taken to remedy the harm done to them, according to the latest report by the health select committee into the handling of complaints within the NHS.

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Why are so many student nurses experiencing “bad” placements?

19-Jan-2015

Last week, I received an email from a student nurse wanting to ask the Student Nursing Times community for some advice.

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How many of us practice care with the assumption that our level of compassion meets the needs of the patient?

How many of us practice care with the assumption that our level of compassion meets the needs of the patient?

22-Jan-2015

Do we ever compare previous patient experience, rather than base our care on the ‘facts’ in front of us? Have there been times when assumptions have been made, conclusions drawn, and the situation in fact made worse?

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Foot assessment and care for older people

Foot assessment and care for older people

Foot care can prevent mobility problems and social isolation; it is a crucial part of nursing care, particularly for older patients, who may be unable to care for their own feet

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Safe staffing on the table

Safer staffing: figures at your fingertips

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has been using the Allocate Software System to ensure it has the right number of nursing staff and the right skill mix to match the acuity of its patients. Its team reveal why it’s making a difference

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Delivering a patient-centred high-quality homecare prostate cancer service

A pilot looking at treating prostate cancer away from cancer centres and at home had a major impact on capacity, cost, patient satisfaction and experience

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