Issue : 15 February 2011
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The staple removers I’ve just used are cheap and nasty but they cost a lot. They have travelled almost 4,000 miles.
Bare elbows not infection riskSubscription
Bare below the elbow uniforms appear to have little impact on infection risk, say US researchers.
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has failed to address safety and quality concerns raised 10 months ago, according to a Care Quality Commission report.
EU-wide training programmes being consideredSubscription
Nursing bodies and trusts are being asked to consider whether a European-wide training curriculum for health professionals should replace national programmes, in order to encourage migration.
First steps in mindfulness skillsSubscription
Using the mindfulness technique can help nurses support patients with both physical and mental health problems
Guidelines not enough to change practiceSubscription
Guidelines and conferences alone are not effective to change the practice of clinicians, according to a US doctor.
Hand hygiene: product preference and complianceSubscription
A study revealed how specific hand hygiene products can boost patients’ handwashing
How to provide effective oral careSubscription
Oral hygiene is crucial for patients’ health, and a fundamental nursing responsibility
It is usually said that the normal adult temperature is around 37oC, but in reality there is no single body temperature.
Kebab consumption can be cut with complimentsSubscription
In the wrong mood on a bad day I can fill my head with the irritations of modern life and the things I do not like.