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Gaining informed consent for blood transfusion

Gaining informed consent for blood transfusion Subscription Required

29-Aug-2014

Patients needing blood transfusions should be told about risks and benefits of the procedure so they can give informed consent before it is undertaken

Is it ever acceptable to amputate a healthy limb?

Is it ever acceptable to amputate a healthy limb? Subscription Required

29-Aug-2014

A patient is asking to have a healthy leg amputated as he feels it is not part of his body. Should such requests ever be granted? And, if so, in what circumstances?

Inpatients’ attitudes to a personalised drug service

Inpatients’ attitudes to a personalised drug service Subscription Required

29-Aug-2014

There is a lack of information about patient satisfaction with bedside storage of drugs. Researchers evaluated inpatients’ experiences of a new medicines service

Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses

Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses Subscription Required

29-Aug-2014

A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence

Clinical article archive

'Agency staff are fit and proper – unlike some employers'

'Agency staff are fit and proper – unlike some employers' Subscription Required

29-Aug-2014

Are agency nurses fit and proper? Working as a clinical lead for a nursing agency I can respond with a resounding yes.

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Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

NHS England pulls plug on probe into baby death

2-Sep-2014

NHS England has pulled out of an investigation into the treatment and death of a baby girl, left brain damaged after nurses and doctors failed to monitor or treat her high blood pressure.

Furness General Hospital, Barrow

Morecambe Bay seeks 'partner' to help improve maternity services

2-Sep-2014

Hospital trusts up to 200 miles away from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust have answered its appeal for a “maternity stability partner”, a role which could require sharing staff.

Midwife

Midwife shortfall 'impacting on care'

1-Sep-2014

A lack of midwives means that new mothers and their babies are not getting the best possible postnatal care, according to a report.

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Drug Calculations Quiz answers: 20 August

Drug Calculations Quiz answers: 20 August Subscription Required

21-Aug-2014

How did you get on with this week’s Drug Calculations quiz?

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Ebola virus

What you need to know about Ebola Subscription Required

8-Aug-2014

Unclear on the symptoms, risk factors and modes of transmission of Ebola? WHO’s factsheet

Andrea-Denton

60 seconds with... Andrea Denton

We talk to Andrea Denton, senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, who has been a nurse for 29 years.

Cliff Kilgore

Cliff Kilgore: 'Focus the bulk of nurse training on older people’s care'

Improving nurses’ knowledge of dementia care is crucial, says Cliff Kilgore

Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing A Systems Approach

Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: A Systems Approach

22-Aug-2014

‘This is book is aimed at pre-registration nursing students and other healthcare students but would also be appropriate for training or qualified assistant practitioners.’

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