Issue : 15 April 2008
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Using patient dependency to calculate staffing needs in A&E. This is an extended version of the article published in Nursing Times; 104: 15, 29-30.
This article describes the development of a support service to meet the needs of opiate users before, during and after detoxification, using mobile phone text messages.
In an effort to cut waiting lists and improve patient care one trust has set up a fast-track service that enables patients to have operations at another hospital
AbstractWilliams, C. (2008) Fluid resuscitation in burn patients 2: nursing care. Nursing Times; 104: 15, 24–25.This is the second in a two-part unit on caring for patients with burns. Part 1 focused on the two formulas used to calculate fluid resuscitation. This part discusses the nurse’s role in managing patients with burns.
This third article in a four-part series on the lymphatic system discusses its role in immunity, which it fulfils by trapping foreign material and presenting it to the leukocytes (white blood cells) of the immune system.
The Department of Health has set out a new programme to detect levels of vascular risk and encourage patients and healthcare professionals to reduce it. Nerys Hairon reports
My stepdaughter is a vegetarian, and although I respect her beliefs, I disagree with her views on animal research.
The NHS relies too heavily on goodwillSubscription
The Orwellian overtones of Thomas the Tank Engine may be subtle but they are definitely present.
‘Take control of hygiene’Subscription
Gail Smith on why hospital cleaning has gone backwards in the past 30 years
As a patient in any hospital you realise just how dependent you are on nursing staff. Blair McPherson says the independent sector is no guarantee for empathic care.