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The new system for checking nurse’s competencies every three years is to be launched several months later than planned in order to provide more preparation time for the first wave of nurses going through the process.
Cardiff University scientists claim to have identified for the first time the potential root cause of asthma and an existing drug that offers a new treatment.
The past few weeks have been a turbulent time for the healthcare system.
This Week's Practice
By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.
Amended coeliac disease guidelines mean some symptomatic children can now be diagnosed without having to have a biopsy of their small bowel.
A “time machine” analogy is a useful way of understanding memory problems in people with dementia, better enabling health professionals to make appropriate interventions.
To help meet the nation’s future health challenges, Public Health England has drawn up a set of areas health professionals can focus on to positively impact on public health.
Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on how to tell the difference between dementia, delirium and depression in older people, to ensure they receive the right care.
Small changes, big differences
Nursing staff can and should be involved in the procurement of the products that they use on a daily basis.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network (CPSN), have joined forces to help nursing staff use their unparalleled knowledge and experience to have a say in how their trust purchases and utilises key clinical supplies.
Watch their video (above) to find out how this approach is ensuring greater levels of patient safety and saving money at Tower Hamlets PCT.
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‘I would recommend this book to student nurses, community and district nurses and anybody with a passion for public health nursing.’
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A new campaign is set to encourage nurses to get involved in the purchasing of clinical products to ensure greater patient safety and more cost-effective treatment. The RCN, NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network have worked together to produce a toolkit to help nurses buy better
This week's issue
Daily news focus
Nursing teams at UK hospitals are trialling a hand-held scanner that could transform diagnosis and prevention of pressure ulcers, according to the US nurse behind the idea.
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.
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This week's open access article
A zero tolerance approach to violence and aggression has been widely adopted in healthcare but health professionals must be flexible in how they tackle such situations