Critical Care Nursing
News and practice for critical care nurse specialists
Electrical engineers in the US have created a “smart bandage” that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers before they can be seen by human eyes.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has announced that it plans to recommend a technology that holds catheters in place and reduces infection risk for use by the NHS.
Latest research: critical care
Implementing speech-to-text systems for nursing documentation requires a cultural change in the way nurses view record keeping.
Nurses’ use of technology for patient assessment and observation is improving patient care and safety, as case studies from Croydon and Merseyside show.
In his recent report into whistleblowing Sir Robert Francis QC felt the need to call for legal protection for staff who raise concerns about care.
Behind the Headlines
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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.