Critical Care Nursing
News and practice for critical care nurse specialists
Critical care services at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust have been labelled “inadequate” by the healthcare regulator, which has told the organisation to make significant improvements in this area.
An intensive care nurse has won a regional award for her work on improving infection prevention and control by transforming hand washing compliance using real-time tracking technology.
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
Behind the Headlines
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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.