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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

    Focus12 November, 2007

    Are the government’s newly proposed career pathways for nurses a marked improvement on the current system?

  • Women receive inferior heart failure emergency careSubscription

    News14 November, 2007

    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

    News11 December, 2007

    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

    News12 November, 2007

    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

    Focus12 November, 2007

    Views from the forum on performing terminations

  • Urine retention linked with high hospital mortality in menSubscription

    Clinical12 November, 2007

    Men admitted to hospital with acute urinary retention should be treated by multi-disciplinary teams to reduce mortality rates, a UK study has claimed.

  • Understanding Ménière’s Disease 2: Treatment OptionsSubscription

    Clinical9 November, 2007

    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

    Focus9 November, 2007

    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

    News12 November, 2007

    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

    News12 November, 2007

    A COMMUNITY psychiatric nurse has been dismissed by Manchester Health and Social Care Trust after speaking out about her employer in the press.

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