News and practice for nurse managers
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
Cases of prostate cancer are increasing but significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of this condition
A simulation of patient handovers in a safe environment can help student nurses to develop the skills and confidence needed to carry out this process effectively
A lack of study leave can prevent nurses who hold diplomas from attaining graduate status. Online learning can provide professional development after registration
Focusing solely on compassion as the cause of problems within the health service may distract from other factors that could contribute to poor patient care
The “old days” where clinical errors were not disclosed must give way to an environment that allows staff to be trained and supported in “admitting, reporting and learning fully from mistakes”, according to an independent review for the government.
Wales is one step closer to becoming the first UK nation to enshrine safe nursing staff levels in law.
Pressure is increasing on hospital A&E departments in England because of care failures in Wales, the health secretary has said, in a thinly veiled attack on Labour-controlled authorities across the border.
Confidentiality clauses that may stop nurses and doctors that have been sacked or made redundant speaking out about failings in care are to be taken out of standard NHS “settlement agreements” in Scotland.
Healthcare assistants already working in hospitals will be able to skip the traditional degree route and train on the job to become a nurse under a new initiative, it has been announced.
Of the many diverse specialisms within the nursing profession, there is something unique about custody nursing that means this particular career path can offer challenges, experiences and rewards unlike any other.
Far too many people, who hold positions of power, are dragging their feet and not addressing how to make it safe for staff to speak out, says Helene Donnelly
Behind the Headlines
“Fine and ban care home abuse bosses,” the Daily Mirror demands, while the Daily Mail says that “there must be a complete culture change in treatment” for care centres.
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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