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Adult Nursing

News and practice for adult nurses

Using music to maintain the correct rhythm during CPR

Using music to maintain the correct rhythm during CPR Subscription Required

Achieving the recommended compression rate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be difficult, but music can help to improve skills in the short term

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Person-centred dementia care in acute settings

Person-centred dementia care in acute settings Subscription Required

Introducing a dedicated dementia activities coordinator into an acute ward for older people improved patient care and reduced costs incurred in use of agency nurses

Inpatients’ attitudes to a personalised drug service

Inpatients’ attitudes to a personalised drug service Subscription Required

There is a lack of information about patient satisfaction with bedside storage of drugs. Researchers evaluated inpatients’ experiences of a new medicines service

Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses

Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses Subscription Required

A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence

Gaining informed consent for blood transfusion

Gaining informed consent for blood transfusion Subscription Required

Patients needing blood transfusions should be told about risks and benefits of the procedure so they can give informed consent before it is undertaken

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Queen's Hospital Romford

Troubled trust reveals huge waiting list

A huge, previously unreported waiting list of more than 90,000 patients has been revealed by one of England’s most troubled trusts. It comes amid an intense national drive to tackle politically sensitive waiting targets.

Blood

Call for safer blood transfusions

The process for delivering blood transfusions needs to be redesigned to reduce mistakes, a new report has recommended, after an audit found human error was the most common cause of patient harm.

Macclesfield district general hospital

East Cheshire nurses adopt iPad safety system

Nurses at East Cheshire Trust are using an iPad based system funded by the Nursing Technology Fund to record patient observations.

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Digoxin linked to increased death rates

Digoxin linked to increased death rates, warn researchers

Scientists have questioned whether atrial fibrillation patients should be treated with the heart drug digoxin after new evidence suggests that it increases death rates.

Councils 'face £5.8bn funding gap'

Councils 'face £5.8bn funding gap' driven by older patient's social care

Local authorities in England will need to make huge savings before next April, equivalent to 12.5% of their total budgets, according to a new report.

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