This week's Nursing TimesPublish date: 30 July 2014
It’s all very well the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence making recommendations about staffing levels in acute adult inpatient wards (page 5), but do we really have enough nurses to fulfil the organisation’s vision?
Careful foot care for patients with diabetes can help to avoid foot ulcers and amputation. Practice nurses should know how to carry out a foot assessment
Nurses should know the contents of the cardiac arrest trolley, what each item does and how it should be used, and how often equipment should be checked
The concept of post-traumatic stress disorder is widely known, but personal growth is more common than PTSD in people who have experienced trauma
Patients with tracheostomies are at risk of serious complications. A review of care given to these patients has resulted in a range of recommendations
This month the guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to determine nursing staff requirements in adult acute wards was launched.
In the news this week...
One in every 3,000 blood donors in England could be infected with hepatitis E, new figures suggest.
Healthcare organisations should use a series of indicators to support performance management of infection prevention and control, according to updated guidance.
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has outlined plans to reconfigure services at two coastal maternity units that it temporarily closed earlier this year.
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