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Issue : 20 July 2010

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  • Gastrostomies are used to provide long term feeding

    Detecting problems after gastrostomySubscription

    Clinical19 July, 2010

    An NPSA Rapid Response Report outlines how to ensure that complications occurring after gastrostomy are detected and responded to without delay

  • With a growing focus on health issues on television, nurses can help programme makers to ensure the public receive accurate health education

    TV dramas must tune in to the truth to prevent misconceptionsSubscription

    Clinical19 July, 2010

    With a growing focus on health issues on television, nurses can help programme makers to ensure the public receive accurate health education, says soap adviser Victoria Harmer

  • Therapy guidance for Barrett's oesophagus

    Therapy guidance for Barrett's oesophagusSubscription

    News18 July, 2010

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has issued guidance on photodynamic therapy for Barrett’s oesophagus.

  • First guidlines for managing lung disease released

    Lung disease management guidance releasedSubscription

    News18 July, 2010

    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.

  • In the majority of cases pressure ulcers can be prevented

    Zero tolerance for pressure ulcers urgedSubscription

    News18 July, 2010

    The National Patient Safety Agency is urging NHS organisations across England and Wales to adopt a zero tolerance approach to pressure ulcers.

  • Suicide risk link

    Suicide risks studiedSubscription

    News18 July, 2010

    The method that people use to attempt suicide has a large influence on the risk of later completed suicide, according to Swedish researchers.

  • Sickness absence impacts on continuity of care and costs the NHS £1.7bn each year.

    The high impact actions for nursing and midwifery 2: fit and well to careSubscription

    Clinical17 July, 2010

    Sickness absence impacts on continuity of care and costs the NHS £1.7bn each year. Ward managers must take action to improve nurses’ health and wellbeing

  • Children advised on mobile phone safety

    Children advised on mobile phone safetySubscription

    News17 July, 2010

    The Welsh Assembly has issued health advice on mobile phones for school children, which recommends using texts instead of making calls.

  • Angina linked to coronary heart disease

    Angina linked to coronary heart diseaseSubscription

    News17 July, 2010

    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.

  • Recall of intravenous Sodium Fusidate 500mg

    Drug recalled after contamination with glass particlesSubscription

    News17 July, 2010

    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.