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'Help nurses make sure they have enough staff '

15-Oct-2014

It is fantastic news that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has officially endorsed the Safer Nursing Care Tool.

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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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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

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

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

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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.

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

21-Oct-2014

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.

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Cancer nurse numbers 'reach peak' of more than 3,000

21-Oct-2014

The number of specialist adult cancer nurses in England has reached an all-time high, with more than 3,000 posts in the NHS, newly released figures show.

NHS staff on picket line

Welsh NHS workers vote for strike action over 1% pay deal

21-Oct-2014

Nurses and other NHS workers in Wales from Unison have voted to go on strike, after the Welsh Government rejected a blanket 1% increase in salaries for all staff.

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Helen Goldsmith

60 seconds with...Helen Goldsmith, clinical nurse lead for Local Care Force, Leeds, West Yorkshire

We talk to Helen Goldsmith, clinical nurse lead for Local Care Force, Leeds, West Yorkshire, who has been a nurse for 28 years.

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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