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Adult Nursing

News and practice for adult nurses

Nurses may be reluctant to report injuries due to fear of blame for causing the injury

Bloodborne viruses and workplace injury risk Subscription Required

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.

Training new HCAs to give compassionate care

Training new HCAs to give compassionate care Subscription Required

An academy for newly appointed HCAs and learning during their first six months in post ensures they have the skills, knowledge and understanding required

A tool to calculate safe nurse staffing levels

A tool to calculate safe nurse staffing levels Subscription 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

Nursing at the centre of community services

Nursing at the centre of community services Subscription Required

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

Recognising and preventing dehydration among patients

Recognising and preventing dehydration among patients

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

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Value in Healthcare Awards Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer nurse numbers 'reach peak' of more than 3,000

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.

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.


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.

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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.