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Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on how to tell the difference between dementia, delirium and depression in older people, to ensure they receive the right care.
Multiple mini-interviews are being used collaboratively by a higher education institution and an NHS trust to select nurses with the right skills and value.
The Advanced Training Practice Scheme is boosting the number of nurses pursuing a career in practice nursing in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.
The Productive Ward initiative celebrates its 10th birthday this year, and a growing body of literature reveals its benefits to patients and staff.
After eliciting students’ views on what makes a good practice placement, one trust is now working to make sure students feel able to raise concerns.
It is “important” for nurses to personalise diabetes-related education, management, and support to the specific needs and vulnerabilities of at-risk patients, according to researchers.
Labour has said it will ensure every woman is guaranteed one-to-one care while giving birth, as it unveiled its election manifesto for health at the weekend.
Nurses are being offered guidance on the difficult area of pre-loading insulin syringes for patients with diabetes, who are otherwise unable to manage their condition.
Teaching better insulin injection technique to diabetes patients can improve blood glucose control, according to Italian researchers.
Paracetamol is not effective in the treatment of spinal pain and provides negligible benefits for osteoarthritis, according to an Australian study.
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In his recent report into whistleblowing Sir Robert Francis QC felt the need to call for legal protection for staff who raise concerns about care.
With only weeks until the UK general election, any politicians’ pledges must be considered in the light of their timing. On 21 February the prime minister announced that by 2020 all NHS England staff will have “training” in dementia “appropriate to their role”. I don’t see any mention of cost, or any extra resources.
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