Issue : 15 June 2010
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Resuscitation in mental healthcare Subscription
A NPSA Rapid Response Report outlines how to reduce the risk of choking and cardiac/respiratory arrest in learning disability and mental health units
Despite having fallen out of favour, nursing models may incorporate fundamental concepts, values and beliefs about contemporary nursing. It is time to revisit them
Single sex accommodation is vital to ensuring patients’ privacy and dignity. A trust used a quality improvement initiative to set targets for achieving this
RCN appoints patient involvement policy adviserSubscription
The RCN has appointed a policy adviser to lead its work in public and patient involvement.
Advanced nursing roles are “diluting” training opportunities for junior doctors, an independent review has found.
Government plans to effectively penalise hospitals if patients have to return as an emergency shortly after discharge needs to be back up with more investment in community nursing, nurse leaders have said.
Opiate death inquiry calls for stricter controlsSubscription
A probe into a prescribing scandal that left three patients dead has said the Department of Health should consider making doctors double check drug charts routinely..
Skills gap blamed for learning disability deathsSubscription
Gaps in nurses’ knowledge often contribute to “all too common” deaths of patients with learning disabilities, the Royal College of Nursing has said.
PCT leads by example on community 'never events'Subscription
A list of patient safety “never events” has been drawn up by a primary care trust in what is thought to be the first initiative of its kind in community services.
Community staff transfers set to continueSubscription
The Department of Health has indicated the process of transferring community nurses and other services to different organisations will continue.