Occupational Health Nursing
News and practice for occupational health nurses
Protecting staff and patients from infection is vital so all staff who may have to use personal protective equipment must know how to use and remove it correctly
An evaluation of health promotion training provided to nurses at a trust showed that it has helped the nurses to review their own lifestyles
Influenza is highly contagious but myths about the flu vaccine may lead to nurses declining vaccination, putting them at risk of transmitting the virus to their patients
The rise in glove use in healthcare has been accompanied by increasing reports of dermatitis. Royal College of Nursing guidance advises on how and when to use gloves.
Many student nurses fear disclosing information about disability or health. This study explored their concerns and developed a web zone to improve knowledge
The NHS Trust Development Authority is to review claims that a culture of bullying at Worcestershire Health and Care Trust “wrecked careers and lives”.
A senior nurse at one of Wales’s busiest accident and emergency departments has described a weekend night shift as more stressful than working in a warzone.
Healthcare staff who work long hours in stressful environments are at an increased risk of developing a dangerous relationship with alcohol, warn researchers.
A large ongoing study into the health of African-American women has found those who work night shifts are significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who never work at night.
Pauline Cafferkey, a UK nurse who contracted ebola after working in Sierra Leone, is no longer in a critical condition, doctors have confirmed.
In advance of the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual conference, I have been reflecting on the collective power of community nurses to improve the health of our nation - and when I say “community nurses” I mean nurses across the whole range of specialties.
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This article describes standard principles for infection prevention and control focusing on hospital environmental hygiene and hand hygiene, both of which are crucial to the prevention of healthcare associated infection (HCAI). The guidelines do not address the additional infection control requirements of specialist settings, such as the operating department or for outbreak situations.