Occupational Health Nursing
News and practice for occupational health nurses
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
Practitioners from different clinical backgrounds can use motivational interviewing. A university set up a module on the technique for health and social care professionals
Napping on breaks during a night shift can boost nurses’ health and patient safety
EMDR and reprocessing therapy can help reduce mental health nurses’ emotional distress after being assaulted at work
There are “startling variations” between trusts and regions in how safety sharps are bought and used, according to data collected by Union.
Long hours in a low-status job can increase diabetes risk by almost a third, research has shown.
Longer hours worked by nurses to help save hospitals money is hitting safety and patient care, according to a large international survey of nurses.
More than 400 frontline workers in the health, emergency service and transport sectors are attacked on duty each week across the UK, fresh figures have revealed.
A nurse who worked side by side with the British nurse who contracted ebola in Sierra Leone has become the latest healthcare professional at the hospital to die from the deadly virus, Nursing Times has learnt.
The 5th POINTERS (Prevention of Occupational Infection, Treatment and Exposure Reporting Strategies) Conference highlights the prevention of bloodborne viruses (BBVs) in the healthcare setting.
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.