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Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes, making it a medical emergency. Nurses need to know how to identify and manage it
This study investigated the causes of stress among both nurses and doctors working in a busy renal setting, and methods used to reduce stress
People with chronic hepatitis B virus infection need life-long monitoring. This care could be provided by specialist nurses based in GP clinics
National and local strategies aim to reduce the risk of hypothermia. Nurses have a vital role in identifying and supporting patients at risk of hypothermia
Safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children is challenging. A new framework will support staff at all levels in their safeguarding responsibilities through training and designated professionals
Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections could be better controlled by nurses and other health staff, thanks to the launch of a new toolkit from specialists at Public Health England (PHE).
Flu vaccinations can help Type 2 diabetes sufferers live longer, according to new research.
A Wolverhampton community specialist nurse has presented research at a major diabetes conference on the importance of maintaining posts like hers.
Nearly 80 NHS organisations have signed up to back our Speak Out Safely campaign over the past 12 months.
NHS England has announced that 75 trusts will receive part of a £30m government fund to buy technology for nurses, midwives and care staff.
Nursing older people
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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.
Diabetes UK’s Professional Conference starts today in Liverpool.Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, tells Nursing Times why the charity’s foot campaign is still a priority.
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Band 5 staff nurses often need targeted training to make the transition to specialist practitioners. A trust set up a course to prepare candidates for degree study
Behind the Headlines
Cooking meat “may” increase the risk of developing dementia, reports BBC News.
“Home-made baby meals better than shop food”, The Times reports.
“Traumatic childhoods increase the risk of death before the age of 50 by up to 80%,” reports the Mail Online.