Administration of drugs
An audit found that more than one in 10 patients prescribed antimicrobials missed at least one dose and examined the reasons why medication was delayed or missed
A drug trolley surveillance device can improve the security of medications for ward administration by sounding an alarm if a drug trolley is left unattended.
“This book is a rare treasure being applicable to ward nurses, specialist nurses, ward managers and students.”
A “unique” midline cannula previously only available in hospitals has been used for the first time in the community by a specialist intravenous therapy nurse.
Compliance and concordance
Real-time data can allow earlier identification of patients with deteriorating health, free up nurses’ time and help hospitals to better plan staff and resource deployment.
The review was undertaken to establish the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on people with mild cognitive impairment. There is little evidence that the treatment modifies disease progression to dementia
NICE drugs guidance
New evidence from randomised controlled trials on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reinforces the need to review all patients taking such medication