Critical Care Nursing
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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.
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.
Latest research: critical care
Patient Blood Management aims to reduce inappropriate transfusions and ensure they are only given where they are clinically indicated
Patients receiving blood transfusions can die if errors are made and if the signs of a severe reaction are not recognised and acted on at an early stage
When I visited my mother in hospital on Christmas Day I felt very grateful to the staff, who were working as hard as always. My mother’s needs were as acute on that day as on any other.
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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.