Issue : 20 July 2010
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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
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 oesophagusSubscription
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has issued guidance on photodynamic therapy for Barrett’s oesophagus.
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.
Zero tolerance for pressure ulcers urgedSubscription
The National Patient Safety Agency is urging NHS organisations across England and Wales to adopt a zero tolerance approach to pressure ulcers.
Suicide risks studiedSubscription
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. Ward managers must take action to improve nurses’ health and wellbeing
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.
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.
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.