Issue : 27 March 2012
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A device that can help reduce the severe abdominal fluid retention experienced by some cancer patients has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
Whether patients follow advice given them by nurse-led telephone triage services depends on a range of factors, including how strongly a nurse emphasises its importance, according to a study by the University of Alberta.
Intensive care bedside devices “do not adequately support” the information needs of nurses and may affect error rates, according to a German study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
MRSA wound test could prevent infection spreadSubscription
A simple test to identify MRSA in wounds could identify the infection more quickly and prevent it from spreading, according to Edinburgh University researchers.
NICE has launched a free mobile app that will allow nurses quick and easy access to its guidance from a smart phone.
Older tourists who have visited a malaria-infected country are much more likely to die from the disease than younger patients, according to a study in the BMJ.
'We must make time for older cancer patients'Subscription
Half of people newly diagnosed with cancer are aged 70 or over. As nurses, we have a vitally important role to play.
Join us chatting live today with Jackie Bridges, Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton, about comprehensive older people assessments
Regional public sector pay rates 'unfair'Subscription
Most members of the public believe government plans to introduce regional pay rates for public sector workers are unfair, according to a new study.
Young men are more likely than women to die suddenly from cardiac arrest caused by irregular heart rhythms, according to a new report.