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Issue : 12 February 2008

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  • Dementia 1: Recognising symptoms and risk factorsSubscription

    Clinical14 February, 2008

    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

    Clinical14 February, 2008

    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

    Clinical14 February, 2008

    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 settingsSubscription

    Clinical14 February, 2008

    Management and promotion of continence in rehab settings. This is an extended version of the article in Nursing Times; 104: 6, 35-36.

  • CommentSubscription

    Focus13 February, 2008

    Outrage over Christmas pay illustrates a lack of respect

  • Mark Radcliffe: 'Older people actually aren't always that old anymore'Subscription

    Opinion13 February, 2008

    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 nurse-led, multiprofessional approach to nutritionSubscription

    Clinical13 February, 2008

    A team of nurses organised a multidisciplinary group to implement trust-wide initiatives, supported by patient involvement, to improve nutritional care

  • Reducing antibiotic use in the fight against MRSASubscription

    Clinical13 February, 2008

    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

  • ‘Sometimes I still can’t believe what we’ve done’Subscription

    Focus13 February, 2008

    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

    Focus13 February, 2008

    As unions and trusts propose new unsocial hours payments, Richard Staines finds out how nurses feel about these shifts

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