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US family nursing scheme has cut mother and child mortality


A nurse home-visiting programme for first-time young mothers from less-affluent backgrounds reduces mortality levels for both them and their infants, a long-term study has found.

NICE sets out standards for treating unexplained fever in children


Improvements are needed in the care of children with unexplained fever, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Nil by mouth: best practice and patient education

Nil by mouth: best practice and patient education Subscription Required

Nurses need to understand why patients must be nil by mouth, be familiar with best practice and be able to educate patients in the procedure and the reasons for it

Diabetes knowledge in patients’ adult offspring

Diabetes knowledge in patients’ adult offspring Subscription Required

Adult offspring of people with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing the condition so must have accurate knowledge about it and its risk factors

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Are you ready for a cardiac arrest?


Inevitably nurses in some areas such as cardiac care and casualty are more ready than others. Are you ready for such an event?

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Spoons lead to inaccurate medicine doses for kids

Spoons lead to inaccurate medicine doses for kids

“Using a spoon to measure medicine for children can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes,” the Daily Mail reports.

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How it was fifty years ago

Watching some episodes of Melvyn Bragg’s series ‘Reel History’ on BBC television recently about the start of the NHS and the opening of the M1 Motorway, I was reminded of the time I was driven by ambulance on the newly constructed M1 Motorway from London to Birmingham when I was working as a staff nurse at the Bedford General Hospital in 1959.

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Just One of the Kids

Just One of the Kids: Raising a resilient family when one of your children has a physical disability


‘This book is ideal for any parents or carers who are caring for children with physical disabilities.’

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