Critical Care Nursing
News and practice for critical care nurse specialists
Probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units show no benefit in preventing the colonisation of drug-resistant microbes in the intestinal tract, according to US research.
A lifelike, interactive mannequin that moves, talks and can display vital signs including breathing and heartbeat is being introduced at Derriford Hospital to improve patient safety.
Latest research: critical care
Being in critical care can have negative effects on patients but implementing rehabilitation strategies at an early stage can aid long-term recovery.
Mortality rates following lower limb amputation have been described as unacceptable. Nurses have a vital role in improving pre- and post-operative care.
Analysis of complaints sent to the health service ombudsman has found that not receiving an adequate apology is the most common complaint, accounting for a third of cases last year.
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Looking for a career in critical care?
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.
‘This book is aimed at undergraduate physiotherapy students but would be extremely useful for nurses at any level working in respiratory or cardiac care in a ward or in the critical care environment. ’