Critical Care Nursing
News and practice for critical care nurse specialists
Half of all patients who survive a cardiac arrest experience problems with cognitive functions such as memory and attention, according to Swedish researchers.
Electrical engineers in the US have created a “smart bandage” that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers before they can be seen by human eyes.
Latest research: critical care
Implementing speech-to-text systems for nursing documentation requires a cultural change in the way nurses view record keeping.
Nurses’ use of technology for patient assessment and observation is improving patient care and safety, as case studies from Croydon and Merseyside show.
A few weeks ago I went to see Still Alice and cried. Despite close contact with people with dementia it was a shock to see a middle-aged woman with the condition, her rapid decline and the impact her illness had on those around her. As a woman in my fifties I was also frightened by what the future might hold.
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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.