News and practice for adult nurses
Achieving the recommended compression rate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be difficult, but music can help to improve skills in the short term
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
There is a lack of information about patient satisfaction with bedside storage of drugs. Researchers evaluated inpatients’ experiences of a new medicines service
A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence
Patients needing blood transfusions should be told about risks and benefits of the procedure so they can give informed consent before it is undertaken
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.
Scientists have questioned whether atrial fibrillation patients should be treated with the heart drug digoxin after new evidence suggests that it increases death rates.
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.
It is crucial that all new technology introduced to healthcare settings is easy to use for staff.