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Issue : 19 November 2007

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  • Trauma drills help resus skillsSubscription

    News29 November, 2007

    ‘Mock’ trauma drills can easily boost failing child resuscitation skills in A&E, suggests US research.Researchers tested the effect of simple refresher courses at 18 A&E units, which had previously been found lacking in skills including weight-based drug dosing, HbA1c assessments and placement of IVs through the bone – an alternative route for delivering fluids to children ...

  • Using a board system to simplify discharge planningSubscription

    Share nursing ideas28 November, 2007

    Nurses at King’s College Hospital have significantly improved waiting times through use of simple information boards, according to Victoria Hoban.

  • Day in the Life of an Agency NurseSubscription

    Focus23 November, 2007

    Name: Simon DanielsRole: Agency NurseLocation: Staffordshire/Derby/Shropshire/CheshireWage: £14-18 per hour, without pension or sick payPrevious job: Project manager for Child Advocacy International

  • Day in the Life of a Care Home ManagerSubscription

    Focus23 November, 2007

    Name: Nigel JopsonRole: Care Home ManagerLocation: Godalming, SurreyWage: £40K+Previous job: Home Manager for a Southern Cross home

  • Day in the Life of a Walk-in Centre Senior Nurse PractitionerSubscription

    Focus23 November, 2007

    Meet Maria Gough, Walk-in Centre Senior Nurse Practitioner, Harlow

  • Day in the Life of a Specialist Nurse, Medicines ManagementSubscription

    Focus23 November, 2007

    Name: Karen GuyRole: Specialist Nurse, Medicines ManagementLocation: Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation TrustWage: £28-£37K (Band 7)Previous job: Project Manager within the Medical/Elderly Division and Pharmacy

  • Day in the life of a Practice NurseSubscription

    Focus23 November, 2007

    Name: Joy MilliganRole: Practice NurseLocation: HampshireWage: £23K-£31K (band 6)Previous job: Health Visitor

  • Trusts to be inspected on race relationsSubscription

    News23 November, 2007

    A Healthcare Commission review of race equality has found that only 35 out of 394 NHS trusts are fulfilling all of their duties.

  • ICU outreach reduces mortality in childrenSubscription

    News23 November, 2007

    A paediatric ICU outreach team reduced mortality rates outside of the unit by 18%, a study has shown.

  • Hepatitis C combination given green lightSubscription

    News22 November, 2007

    A new combination therapy for treating hepatitis C has been approved by the European Commission.Schering-Plough’s 48-week standard-dose peginterferon alfa-2b, 1.5 mcg/kg once weekly (ViraferonPeg) and ribavirin, 800-1,400 mg daily (Rebetol) combination therapy has been approved for retreating adult patients whose initial treatment did not result in a sustained response.

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