News and practice for cardiology nurse specialists
Evidence suggests that relatives offered the opportunity to observe cardiopulmonary resuscitation at home are less likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms
New evidence from randomised controlled trials on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reinforces the need to review all patients taking such medication
Despite the use of early warning scoring systems, deteriorating patients are often not identified, suggesting these systems may not be sufficiently robust
The review was undertaken to establish the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on people with mild cognitive impairment. There is little evidence that the treatment modifies disease progression to dementia
Inherited cardiac conditions are common but often misdiagnosed so it is essential health professionals know the symptoms and when to refer to cardiac experts
A programme developed by a Leicester nurse to introduce students to the world of clinical research is being showcased at a national conference.
A shortage of defibrillators and a lack of public awareness could be costing thousands of lives every year, research suggests.
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed the draft community resuscitation strategy for Northern Ireland, which is intended to significantly to increase the number of people with cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills.
An independent review is to be held into a hospital’s paediatric cardiac unit following concern about its treatment of newborn babies and young children who died or suffered complications.
Millions more people in the UK could be prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins in a bid to prevent more cases of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
I spent a day last week experiencing the adult student nurse programme at City University in London. The student nurses on that programme will be spending time on placement on the same wards that I trained on 35 years ago.
This week, Christine Haycock worked her first night shift. Find out how she got on …
Favourites from the archive
This is the first of a two-part unit on arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis, and focuses on background information and basic interpretation of ABGs where no evident compensation is taking place. It discusses the various components on an ABG report, the normal ranges and the significance of abnormal readings.
Behind the Headlines
“High sodium levels in drugs ‘putting patients at risk’,” The Guardian reports. A study in the BMJ highlights the often overlooked fact that ‘everyday’ soluble drugs such as painkillers, contain high levels of salt (sodium) which may cause health problems if taken on a long-term basis.