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Critical Care Nursing

News and practice for critical care nurse specialists

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Both patients and staff believe rounding does not necessarily improve care

Staff and patient views on intentional rounding Subscription Required

The efficacy of intentional rounding has been widely debated and questioned so one trust carried out a review to ascertain staff and patient views on its effectiveness.

Discharge after being in critical care is the start of a long recovery process for patients

Rehabilitating patients after critical care Subscription Required

Being in critical care can have negative effects on patients but implementing rehabilitation strategies at an early stage can aid long-term recovery.

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'Can practice nurses really offer holistic care?'


Probably the greatest benefit to patients that nurses provide is their holistic focus. Other health professionals deal with specific aspects of patients’ needs, but nurses see the whole patient, and consider that patient’s needs from every angle. In fact, it’s the ability to provide holistic care that attracts many people to join the profession.

'Supercooling' may extend life of transplant organs

'Supercooling' may extend life of transplant organs

BBC News reports on a new method to keep donated organs fresher for longer: “supercooling”.

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How it was fifty years ago

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.

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Physiotherapy in Respiratory and Cardiac Care

Physiotherapy in Respiratory and Cardiac Care: an evidence-based approach

‘This book is aimed at undergraduate physiotherapy students but would be extremely useful for nurses at any level working in respiratory or cardiac care in a ward or in the critical care environment. ’

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