The PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (SNPWT) should be “considered as an option” for closed surgical incisions in patients who are at high risk of surgical site infections, according to latest guidance on medical devices from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Men and women are at differing risks of developing surgical site infections depending on the type of operation they undergo, according to new research from Germany.
Trusts are being encouraged to develop new roles for nurses to help improve care for patients who undergo emergency laparotomies – among the most critically ill patients treated in hospital.
Patient decision aids have been launched by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to help women choose a surgical option for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse.
Theatre nurses at a hospital in North Yorkshire will now be caring for patients throughout their whole procedure – from the moment they go to sleep in the anaesthetic room, to the moment they wake up in the recovery room.
Outstanding professionals and volunteers, including nurses, working in the field of organ donation and transplantation from across the UK have been honoured in the first awards of their kind.
A grandmother died needlessly after what should have been a routine hip replacement because of multiple errors from hospital staff including nurses, an investigation has found.
An outpatient nurse at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth is to take part in a worldwide bikers’ relay to raise awareness of women as active participants in motorsports.
Need for further surgery particularly high in younger men and serious complications surprisingly common in older people, say researchers.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals from the US Air Force are working at an NHS trust to hone their clinical skills ready for any future deployments.