Issue : 12 February 2008
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This two-part unit discusses the NICE and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) dementia guideline (2006). Part 1 outlines the clinical issue of dementia and can be used as a learning tool to aid recognition of signs of dementia and its risk factors.
Introducing an electronic blood-tracking systemSubscription
This article describes how Trafford General Hospital developed an electronic blood-tracking system that enables it to comply with new blood-transfusion regulations. It also records every stage of the transfusion process.
Sense of touch: The perception of touchSubscription
This article is the second of two on the sense of touch, continuing our series on the special senses.
Management and promotion of continence in rehab settings. This is an extended version of the article in Nursing Times; 104: 6, 35-36.
Outrage over Christmas pay illustrates a lack of respect
New research tells us that the over-50s are increasingly putting themselves at risk of sexually transmitted infections because they are not using condoms. More than one in ten of the over-50s interviewed admitted not using a condom despite being unaware of their partners’ sexual history.
A team of nurses organised a multidisciplinary group to implement trust-wide initiatives, supported by patient involvement, to improve nutritional care
A new campaign aims to help combat antibiotic resistance by educating healthcare professionals and patients about the appropriate use of the drugs. Nerys Hairon reports
Carol Trill fought the closure of local learning disabilities services by establishing an even better model of care. Clare Lomas learns how this won her an NT Award
Is it worth working nights?Subscription
As unions and trusts propose new unsocial hours payments, Richard Staines finds out how nurses feel about these shifts