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Critical Care Nursing

News and practice for critical care nurse specialists



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Probiotics ‘do not prevent superbugs' in critical care

28-Aug-2015

Probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units show no benefit in preventing the colonisation of drug-resistant microbes in the intestinal tract, according to US research.

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Plymouth hospitals invest in ‘sim man’ for staff training

26-Aug-2015

A lifelike, interactive mannequin that moves, talks and can display vital signs including breathing and heartbeat is being introduced at Derriford Hospital to improve patient safety.

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Eileen Shepherd

The patients we choose not to touch

31-Aug-2015

I recently read the novel Even the Dogs, which is a fascinating insight into the lives of homeless and vulnerable people.

'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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Ambulance

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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