This week's Nursing Times
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
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
Volunteers can provide valuable one-to-one interaction with older patients, even in busy acute wards, providing companionship and activities to reduce stress
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
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.
In the news this week...
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.
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.
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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We talk to Helen Goldsmith, clinical nurse lead for Local Care Force, Leeds, West Yorkshire, who has been a nurse for 28 years.
‘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.’