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Critical Care Nursing

News and practice for critical care nurse specialists

‘Smart bandage’ can detect early formation of pressure ulcers

‘Smart bandage’ can detect early formation of pressure ulcers


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.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NICE provisionally backs transparent dressing to secure IV catheters


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.

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Ann Shuttleworth

Staff afraid to raise concerns? Nothing to do with us, Sir Robert


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.

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'Supercooling' may extend life of transplant organs

'Supercooling' may extend life of transplant organs

BBC News reports on a new method to keep donated organs fresher for longer: “supercooling”.

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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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Aging and Critical Care 

Aging and Critical Care

‘This book would be useful for all clinical staff working in the critical care setting and also in the emergency departments where the first hour can be crucial for diagnosing these important but complex patients.’

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