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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

18-Mar-2015

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

18-Mar-2015

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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'Some good news for care of the older person'

30-Mar-2015

It seems the tide may be turning on the way older people are treated in the NHS, with the need to develop and improve this important area of care at last being acknowledged and acted on. There were two announcements this week that gave me hope that change is coming.

'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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