District nurses, GPs and social workers will need support in identifying patients that are vulnerable to cold-related illness and death this winter and making changes to care plans, Public Health England has advised local NHS organisations.
Details of a new system of checks designed to test the values of applicants to nursing courses, and potentially qualified staff applying for new posts, havebeen launched, Nursing Times can reveal.
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This Week's Practice
Learning to use the toilet can be challenging for some children with autism. Nurses have an important role in supporting children and their families
Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable
Volunteers can provide valuable one-to-one interaction with older patients, even in busy acute wards, providing companionship and activities to reduce stress
A Cochrane review explored research that compared the effects of water-based training, land-based exercise and no training on exercise capacity and quality of life in people with COPD
Knotting or looping of nasogastric tubes when in situ can distress the patient on removal. Nurses should know how to recognise and respond to the situation
Nursing Book club
‘This is a specialist textbook and would be useful to a nurse educator/practitioner on the unit/ward/training department/school, to other professional such as theatre and ITU professionals, who are interested in working with simulated experiences.’
Managers should know how to act when employees have problems outside work
This week's issue
Weekly news focus
Every woman should have at least one registered midwife present during established labour to ensure a safe experience of birth, according to draft guidelines on staffing in maternity settings.
Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for
NHS organisations in Scotland would be compelled to admit mistakes that caused harm to patients, under proposals unveiled by the Scottish government.
Poll of the Week
With celebrities and friends posting happy pregnancy and motherhood pictures all over social media, do mothers feel pressure to feel and behave a certain way?
This week's open access article
Personal Taxation Services debunks the myth that it’s easy to manage your own tax relief, and shows you just how much you could claim for - and how much you can save