Issue : 13 November 2007
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Your Views: Are the government’s newly proposed career pathways for nurses a marked improvement on the current system?Subscription
Are the government’s newly proposed career pathways for nurses a marked improvement on the current system?
Women with heart failure receive fewer interventions than male patients, according to an audit of NHS services.Researchers surveyed 176 acute trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on emergency admissions for acute heart failure, from October 2005 to March 2006.On average, women were less likely ...
Whooping cough and admission ratesSubscription
Early discharge from paediatric intensive care (PICU) increases the risk of readmission and poor outcomes in infants with whooping cough, warn New Zealand researchers.They studied 72 children admitted to PICU with pertussis over four years. Of these 19 had to be readmitted to the unit. Most subjects were less than 12 months old. Apnoea or paroxysmal cough was present in ...
Wales infection teams seriously overstretchedSubscription
INFECTION control nurses in Wales are responsible for as many as 475 beds each because of a lack of resources, watchdogs revealed last week.
Views from the forum on performing terminationsSubscription
Views from the forum on performing terminations
Men admitted to hospital with acute urinary retention should be treated by multi-disciplinary teams to reduce mortality rates, a UK study has claimed.
AUTHOR Michael John Pritchard, ENG, DipHE, BA with ENB Higher Award, RGN, is advanced nurse practitioner in general surgery, breast, urology and orthopaedics, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.ABSTRACT Pritchard, M.J. (2007) Understanding Ménière’s disease 2: treatment options. Nursing Times; 103: 46, 30–31.Keywords: Meniere’s Disease, Tinnitus, Management
Under the skin of cosmetic nursingSubscription
More than ever before patients are choosing to have aesthetic treatments. Emma Vere-Jones talks to nurses in the field about the ethical dilemmas of working in this unregulated area
Trusts failing hip fracture patientsSubscription
TRUSTS are failing to meet national standards on the prevention of falls among older patients, according to healthcare watchdogs.
Trust sacks nurse for speaking outSubscription
A COMMUNITY psychiatric nurse has been dismissed by Manchester Health and Social Care Trust after speaking out about her employer in the press.