Critical Care Nursing
News and practice for critical care nurse specialists
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board has become the latest NHS employer to announce that it is extending its search for “caring, compassionate and dedicated nurses” to Europe.
A device to hold venous or arterial catheters in place securely and reduce the risk of related infections has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
Latest research: critical care
Mortality rates following lower limb amputation have been described as unacceptable. Nurses have a vital role in improving pre- and post-operative care.
Acute kidney injury is a common but serious disorder. Knowing how it can develop enables prevention and early detection, leading to better outcomes for patients.
Behind the Headlines
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Watching some episodes of Melvyn Bragg’s series ‘Reel History’ on BBC television recently about the start of the NHS and the opening of the M1 Motorway, I was reminded of the time I was driven by ambulance on the newly constructed M1 Motorway from London to Birmingham when I was working as a staff nurse at the Bedford General Hospital in 1959.