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Accident and Emergency Nursing

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Drop in access to COPD specialist nursing care sparks warning


There has been a “concerning” fall in access to specialist nurse services for patients admitted with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a major audit has found.

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NICE issues draft guidance on common infant breathing disorder


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued draft recommendations to provide best practice advice on the care of babies and young children with bronchiolitis.

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Is chest pain always an emergency?

Is chest pain always an emergency? Subscription Required

Chest pain is a complex symptom with a variety of causes. It is essential that health professionals have good communication skills to ensure an accurate diagnosis

Forty years on: updating the Glasgow Coma Scale

Forty years on: updating the Glasgow Coma Scale Subscription Required

Forty years after its initial implementation, the Glasgow Coma Scale has been updated to address variations in technique that have developed over time

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Hand hygiene reminder light should be in nurses’ heads not on a badge


Last week we reported that staff at Doncaster Royal Infirmary are trialling a traffic light-style hand hygiene reminder tool.

'Worryingly high' hospital death rates reported

NHS hospitals in England are “full to bursting”, says The Daily Telegraph, while The Guardian highlights concerns over “worryingly high” death rates in some hospitals.


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