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Critical Care Nursing

News and practice for critical care nurse specialists

ICU nurse: critical care is one specialty

Kent trust’s critical care services deemed ‘inadequate’ by CQC


Critical care services at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust have been labelled “inadequate” by the healthcare regulator, which has told the organisation to make significant improvements in this area.


Nurse scoops regional innovation award for tracking technology


An intensive care nurse has won a regional award for her work on improving infection prevention and control by transforming hand washing compliance using real-time tracking technology.

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An innovative way to overcome the tricky issue of visiting hours


The topic of when and for how long relatives and friends can visit on hospital wards has long been a much discussed topic.

'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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