Issue : 20 July 2010
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After death 2: exploring the procedures for laying out and preparing the body for viewingSubscription
Last offices must be performed with dignity and respect. Nurses are uniquely placed to have awareness of the wishes of patients and their grieving families
Angina linked to coronary heart diseaseSubscription
Women with the most serious form of angina – CCS Class IV – are significantly more likely to develop severe coronary artery disease than men with angina.
Anne Milton: a letter to Nursing Times readersSubscription
We want nurses to be free to spend more time caring for their patients on their wards and in the community, rather than being stuck in offices overloaded with paperwork.
Children advised on mobile phone safetySubscription
The Welsh Assembly has issued health advice on mobile phones for school children, which recommends using texts instead of making calls.
The GP led groups set to take over the bulk of NHS decision making must be monitored for how well they are involving nurses - but it will also be up to the profession to make its voice heard, the chief nursing officer for England has told Nursing Times.
Detecting problems after gastrostomySubscription
An NPSA Rapid Response Report outlines how to ensure that complications occurring after gastrostomy are detected and responded to without delay
LEO Laboratories is recalling all remaining stock of Sodium Fusidate 500mg for intravenous infusion from selected batches because of contamination with glass particles in a small number of vials, the MHRA has said.
Lung disease management guidance releasedSubscription
UK guidelines have been issued on how to manage non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, a condition involving excess mucus and inflammation in the lungs, for the first time.
Meningitis treatment guidelines publishedSubscription
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has published guidelines for the management and treatment of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in under 16s.
'My A&E placement is the best I've ever had'Subscription
I am very busy at the moment with my final placement.