Issue : 20 January 2009
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Recent guidance advises lifting the mobile phone ban in hospitals but we must consider the implications of this, says Linda Pearce
Manual handling 3 - sliding a patientSubscription
The procedure for sliding a patient from bed to trolley using a transfer board
The management of non-cognitive symptoms and challenging behaviour in people with dementia
Should a suppository be inserted with the blunt end or the pointed end first, or does it not matter?Subscription
Nursing practice often involves undertaking procedures about which there is debate or uncertainty. In Practice Questions we ask experts to determine how nurses should approach these procedures. This week: Should a suppository be inserted with the blunt end or the pointed end first, or does it not matter?
This article describes how a new therapeutic approach improved treatment of borderline personality disorder
Government acts to fix nurse education failuresSubscription
The best nursing courses will be commissioned and poor ones could see their funding withdrawn, under latest government plans to tackle the failures in nurse education.
Creating a ‘new culture of leadership’Subscription
Clare Chapman is charged with overseeing the NHS nursing workforce. She tells Steve Ford about developments in nurse leadership, education and why the economic downturn could be good for the profession
NHS Constitution ‘will inspire’ nursesSubscription
Nurses will be able to judge their own performance, as well as that of their colleagues and employers, against an NHS Constitution published this week, according to health minister Ann Keen.
Nurse-led telephone follow-up after cancer treatment is preferred by patients to traditional outpatient services, a UK study suggests.
Nursing award for patient passport scheme that gives info about patients with learning disabilitiesSubscription
A scheme that gives hospital staff vital information about patients with learning disabilities has won a £2,000 Foundation of Nursing Award.