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Practice team blog

Your practice editors Kathryn, Ann, Eileen and Fran talk about nursing in practice

All posts from: October 2012

Making informed choices on healthy eating

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthFri, 26 Oct 2012

Levels of obesity in the UK are rising at alarming rates in all age groups, and its knock-on effects will be seen in terms of ill health for the individuals concerned and costs to health and social care providers. High fat and sugar intakes are also contributing to rising incidence of other long-term conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

Have you ever made a drug error?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdFri, 19 Oct 2012

The dose was ten times larger than had been prescribed and the baby died. A registrar had prescribed 5ml of sodium chloride but the baby was wrongly given 50ml.

Is resilience more useful in healthcare than wellbeing?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyWed, 10 Oct 2012

I have been hearing the term resilience used more and more in healthcare and have thinking that it works well in the place of the term wellbeing which is now so over used it is almost without meaning. 

Are you up to date with bowel management?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdWed, 3 Oct 2012

Bowel care is part and parcel of nurses work and it is worth reading this personal reflection to get a sense of how long term problems effect relationships, work and self esteem.