Issue : 13 November 2007
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Sick A&E staff should go homeSubscription
A&E nurses who contract viral infections should be sent home at the first sign of illness and not return to work until they have been symptom free for 48 hours, according to Scottish researchers.
Pre-eclampsia is cardiac warningSubscription
Women who suffer from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are more than twice as likely to develop heart disease later, according to a London study.
Clinical News In BriefSubscription
News In Brief
The new Essence of Care standards have an noticeably wide focus and replicate other guidelines. Emma Vere-Jones takes a look
A framework of post-registration career pathways could replace the existing nursing branches. Louise Tweddell gauges reactions to the consultation paper
Men admitted to hospital with acute urinary retention should be treated by multi-disciplinary teams to reduce mortality rates, a UK study has claimed.
ADHD drugs not effective, research showsSubscription
Drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not effective in the long term, according to US researchers.
Nurse prescribing guidance developed in ScotlandSubscription
Draft guidance to develop nurse prescribing has been published by the Scottish Government.
Nurses in London have created a tool-kit to help explain changes in primary care.
I DO not imagine a month goes by without the horrors of a healthcare-associated infection being highlighted by the media as well as local government to scaremonger and acquire new readers and voters. And the burden is typically placed at the feet of the nurses or hospital cleaners regarding ward cleanliness, hand hygiene and uniforms.