Issue : 12 June 2013
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Despite advances in modern medicine, including vaccines, antibiotics and acute care, sepsis affects millions of patients worldwide each year
Good observation skills are essential to aid postoperative recovery. These skills help to reduce the risk of complications and ease the discharge process
Getting the measure of the patient experience Subscription
Measuring the experiences of patients cared for on a colorectal ER pathway and how the results will be used to shape services in the future
Interactions between drugs and grapefruitSubscription
Interactions can occur between grapefruit and certain drugs. Nurses must ensure patients have appropriate advice and report any suspected interactions
While structured education is helpful in enabling people with diabetes to self-care, many use the internet to find more general information
“Roll out the reindeer and berries for Nordic health fix,” The Daily Telegraph tells us, reporting that a Scandinavian diet can lower cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Safety review for diabetes drugSubscription
Medical experts are reviewing the safety of a widely used drug to treat diabetes after experts linked it to pancreatic cancer.
Regular blood donors down by 23%Subscription
The number of regular blood donors has fallen by almost a quarter in the last decade, health officials said.
Charity warns on smear test uptakeSubscription
Uptake of smear tests in women aged 60 to 64 is at a 15 year low, a charity has warned.
Liz Redfern appointed deputy CNOSubscription
A former strategic health authority chief nurse has been appointed as deputy to the chief nursing officer Jane Cummings.