Issue : 2 August 2011
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Working as a student nurse on placement can already leave you strapped for cash - but when you compound that with daily parking fees, how do student nurses cope?
Barriers to a nursing vocationSubscription
Vocational students who want to pursue a career in nursing need more support
Managing shifts through e-rosteringSubscription
A trust introduced e-rostering to ensure fairer, safer shifts for staff and to improve care
NHS sees equality duty as 'box ticking'Subscription
Concern has been expressed that nurses who are disabled or from ethnic minorities could face discrimination after a report claimed most NHS bodies treated duties to reduce inequalities as a “box ticking exercise”.
A fifth of hospitals are failing on dignity and nutrition standards, Care Quality Commission inspections have found.
Hypertonic saline for bronchiectasisSubscription
A nurse-led initiative has demonstrated that nebulised hypertonic saline can help patients with bronchiectasis to clear secretions, improving their quality of life
All research is undertaken with the ultimate aim of using the findings to benefit people.
Ischaemic heart disease preventionSubscription
Most ischaemic heart disease is managed in the community. This Cochrane review looked at whether primary care-based interventions affect adherence to secondary prevention guidelines
Productivity gains by specialist nurses Subscription
Specialist nurses in a hospital improved the effectiveness and efficiency of care
Changing practice can be difficult to implement and sustain. Clinical nurse specialists should work with ward managers and need effective change management skills