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Critical Care Nursing

News and practice for critical care nurse specialists



Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Nurse becomes improvement director at Birmingham trust

23-Sep-2014

A former Birmingham critical care nurse says he will encourage frontline staff to introduce their own ideas for improving care in his new role at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

ICU nurse: critical care is one specialty

Pressure grows for action on sepsis

8-Sep-2014

Identifying and treating sepsis could soon be given the same attention as reducing pressure ulcers and hospital acquired infections, Nursing Times has learned, as a campaign to tackle the potentially fatal condition heads to parliament.

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What happens if a naso-gastric tube gets knotted?

20-Oct-2014

Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for

'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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