Issue : 13 October 2009
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A national initiative to reduce central venous catheter associated bloodstream infections (CABSI) is set to be launched in December, Nursing Times has learnt.
Patients’ lives are being put at risk because of poor practice in basic patient observations, Nursing Times can reveal.
Health visitors are receiving “insufficient” training on using the electronic patient records system, according to latest survey results.
Nursing students from a London university will no longer be placed at the largest NHS trust in England, after it was replaced with a provider with a bigger research profile.
Automated technology to monitor vital signs has emerged as a contested area in the drive to maintain standards of patient observation.
Pay freeze sparks fears over nurse staffing levels Subscription
Conservative plans to freeze public sector pay would cause future nursing shortages, unions are warning.
All acute nurses should be using early warning score systems to identify patients at risk of deterioration, according to the National Patient Safety Agency.
Colchester nurses join the processionSubscription
Neonatal sister Sheila Dempsey was one of a group of nurses from Colchester General Hospital who took part in the Essex town’s carnival last month.
Older people require assessment of bowel and bladder function problems
How taking on a mothering role can lead to less effective care and advocacy for patients Subscription
The treatment of a patient and attitudes towards him raised questions about the nursing role, and gender and age differences between nurses and patients
An outline of the factors nurses need to consider when preparing homeless people for discharge from hospital
Nurses need to resist the pressure to discharge homeless patients inappropriately, and must act to ensure better outcomes for them, says Samantha Dorney-Smith
An outline of the management options for patients with MS who experience bladder symptoms, which usually arise due to spinal cord involvement
An outline of the implications for nursing practice emerging from a study that explored symptoms and experience of urinary incontinence in women
Janice Sigsworth on why the profession needs to agree priorities for its future and deliver them
Last year, as we stared into the empty cake tin and burped guiltily, researchers told us that our children’s generation would be the first in history to have a lower life expectancy than the preceding generation. The obesity epidemic was such that they were driving themselves to an early grave - via the kebab shop.
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