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Critical Care Nursing

News and practice for critical care nurse specialists



'Knowledge of how to care for people with dementia is not reaching many staff'

20-Apr-2015

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.

'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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Aging and Critical Care 

Aging and Critical Care

‘This book would be useful for all clinical staff working in the critical care setting and also in the emergency departments where the first hour can be crucial for diagnosing these important but complex patients.’

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