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Five dilemmas associated with e-rostering

Five dilemmas associated with e-rostering Subscription Required

The use of e-rostering in the NHS is increasing, with nurses’ rosters subject to greater scrutiny than ever. Nurses and managers need to address a number of dilemmas

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Reducing admissions with patient group directions

Reducing admissions with patient group directions Subscription Required

Using patient group directions helped a COPD community service to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, improve patient experience and reduce costs

Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in adults

Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in adults Subscription Required

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes, making it a medical emergency. Nurses need to know how to identify and manage it

Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer Subscription Required

Cases of prostate cancer are increasing but significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of this condition

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Using simulation to develop handover skills

Using simulation to develop handover skills Subscription Required

A simulation of patient handovers in a safe environment can help student nurses to develop the skills and confidence needed to carry out this process effectively

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University Hospitals of North staffordshire Foundation Trust

North Staffs seeking to swell nurse establishment

University Hospital of North Staffordshire Foundation Trust is attempting to expand its nursing establishment by 300 over the next 12 months, its chief nurse has said.

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Bath trust starts scheme to encourage nurses back into acute care

Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust is introducing a “return to acute care” programme, which will offer nurses with previous experience in the setting the opportunity to get back onto the wards.

Exclusive: Campaign aims to save nurse jobs with 'good housekeeping'

Nurses will be encouraged to look for ways to save money on essentials, such as gloves and syringes, as part of a major campaign being developed by the Royal College of Nursing and NHS Supply Chain.

New guidance published by nursing infection control experts

Healthcare organisations should use a series of indicators to support performance management of infection prevention and control, according to updated guidance.

Safe nurse staffing levels could cost £414m, says NICE

Ensuring safe nursing staff levels on adult hospital wards will cost the NHS up to £414m, according to an official estimate by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. But some leading nurses say the true cost will be at least double that.

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Supporting staff nurses to train as community specialist district nurse practitioners Subscription Required

Band 5 staff nurses often need targeted training to make the transition to specialist practitioners. A trust set up a course to prepare candidates for degree study

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