News and practice for adult nurses
Bloodborne viruses still pose a risk to health professionals, mainly through sharps-related injuries in the workplace. Increased awareness is needed to reduce this risk.
An academy for newly appointed HCAs and learning during their first six months in post ensures they have the skills, knowledge and understanding required
Growing evidence on the link between nurse staffing levels and the quality of care have led to the development of a tool and guidance to calculate safe staffing levels
Community and primary care nurses are ideally placed to support patients and carers in making lifestyle and behaviour changes to improve their health and wellbeing
Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on hydration, which discusses how to recognise signs of dehydration and ensure patients receive adequate oral hydration
A new awards scheme for research carried out by nurses, midwives and allied health professionals based in Scotland has been launched to showcase their work and encourage others to follow suit.
The number of specialist adult cancer nurses in England has reached an all-time high, with more than 3,000 posts in the NHS, newly released figures show.
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.
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.
Nurses at East Cheshire Trust are using an iPad based system funded by the Nursing Technology Fund to record patient observations.
Mesothelioma care has come a long way in the past 20 years, explains specialist nurse Leah Taylor
Behind the Headlines
Thinking of throwing a sicky? Your usual alibi might be a little less convincing after today’s report by The Independent that “Four in 10 Britons immune to flu symptoms, leading to hopes of a new vaccine”.