Issue : 19 April 2011
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RCN congress threatens ballot for industrial action if employers attack national pay dealSubscription
Did Andrew Lansley do enough at congress to reassure nurses about his reforms?
NHS boss says nursing directors must back cutsSubscription
The NHS chief executive is tying nursing directors to controversial staff cuts by saying they must sign all such savings plans.
Intravenous antibiotics in cystic fibrosisSubscription
What is the optimum duration of antibiotic therapy to treat chest exacerbations in CF?
Using action plans for COPD patientsSubscription
Education about COPD may improve patients’ knowledge about self-management. This Cochrane review compared action plans with standard interventions
COPD and anxiety: its impact on patients’ livesSubscription
Nurses can take on the difficult role of identifying and managing panic disorders in COPD
Health minister Anne Milton has revealed that the Department of Health is in talks with the Treasury about how to fund university tuition fees for nurses, and plans to make an announcement on the subject in the autumn.
Lynn Mitchell has COPD. Here she explains the contrast in her experience of hospice and hospital nursing care.
During the last 10 years, several evidence-based guidelines have been published that describe a range of preventative strategies to help health professionals reduce the burden of pressure ulcers.
Can telehealth help patients with COPD?Subscription
Telehealth may offer opportunities for nurses to manage COPD, but how effective is it?
Nurses debate annual staff MOTsSubscription
Nurses are less well looked after than wheelchairs, the Royal College of Nursing congress was told yesterday.