This week's Nursing Times
I am not normally a big fan of the awareness days and weeks that seem to exist for everything and anything. But for me, the following event is different, because the issue it highlights is so fundamental, not just to nurses but to all of us – namely end of life care.
There are advantages for single-use and multi-use intermittent catheters; the MultICath study aims to explore the benefits to patients of using both types.
Older people in hospital are at risk of constipation, which is often poorly managed. Failure to treat the condition can lead to increased morbidity and longer hospital stays.
A review of continence services around the world revealed that a key element in improving care would be the use of trained nurse specialists at the first assessment.
Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on catheter care, focusing on the safe and appropriate use of indwelling urinary catheters to reduce patients’ risk of infection.
In the news this week...
The head of the nursing regulator has said “no system” of checks, including the forthcoming revalidation programme, could stop a nurse determined to commit murder.
The largest trust in the country has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, after a challenging few months of the organisation
Cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, according to an international study analysing over 74 million deaths across 13 countries.
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The NHS has a large carbon footprint, emitting the equivalent of 21 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
We talk to Peter Gill, ManVan nurse adviser at Welsh charity Tenovus Cancer Care, who has been a nurse for 30 years.
Emma Munro, who qualified in 1989, is head of nursing research at University Hospital Southampton
‘The highlight of the book is the practical application, which should support practitioners and service users to understand, apply and see improvements in quality of care.’