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This week's practice
Two clinical commissioning groups aimed to improve the patient experience and reduce hospital admissions by devising a “hospital at home” community care service
Standards were developed to help give organisations offering clinical placements confidence that their placements provide high-quality realistic learning opportunities
Pulse assessment is a vital component of good nursing care. Nurses must feel confident in their ability to accurately measure the pulse to assess patients’ health statuses
A review of vital signs monitoring through the night in hospitals found compliance with schedules was generally poor, with potentially serious consequences for patients
Reflecting on practice and critical incidents is valuable, but complex frameworks can be hard to remember. A new model has been created to simplify the process.
Reflecting on the term “evidence-based” can fill nurses with dread.
Irene Hall reflects on her 50 years in the NHS and what has changed during that time
We talk to Sarah Richardson, charge nurse at the psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU), Kingsley Green, Hertfordshire.
We talk to Helen Janiszewski, ward sister at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, who qualified as a midwife in 2003.
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