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Issue : 21 January 2008

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  • Tap water versus saline for wound careSubscription

    News25 January, 2008

    Nurses can use drinkable tap water as a safe alternative to normal saline to clean wounds, according to the findings of a Cochrane Review.

  • Care homes need MRSA strategySubscription

    News25 January, 2008

    MRSA-colonised nursing home residents are up to six times more likely to develop infection than non-colonised patients, yet very few strategies exist to prevent the spread of infection in this setting, say researchers.

  • Nurses can spot skin cancerSubscription

    News25 January, 2008

    Nurse practitioners could be taught to recognise ‘ugly duckling’ lesions that are likely to be malignant melanomas, say US researchers.

  • Cannabis withdrawal as bad as tobaccoSubscription

    News25 January, 2008

    Withdrawing from cannabis can be as unpleasant as giving up smoking, according to a study.

  • NICE recommends psoriasis drugSubscription

    News25 January, 2008

    NICE has recommended the drug infliximab as a treatment for adults with severe plaque psoriasis.

  • Shortage of midwives leads to poor careSubscription

    News25 January, 2008

    A shortage of midwives is contributing to poor maternity services across England, a health watchdog warned today.

  • Nursing students experience verbal abuseSubscription

    News25 January, 2008

    Nearly half of all nursing students have experienced workplace verbal abuse, according to a study.

  • Cancer teams lacking nurse specialistsSubscription

    News24 January, 2008

    Nearly a quarter of multi-disciplinary cancer teams in some specialities may not have a clinical nurse specialist, ministers have conceded.

  • Tap water 'as good as saline' for wound careSubscription

    News24 January, 2008

    Nurses can use drinkable tap water as a safe alternative to normal saline to clean wounds, according to the findings of a Cochrane Review.

  • Spotting malignant melanomaSubscription

    News24 January, 2008

    Nurse practitioners could be taught to recognise ‘ugly duckling’ lesions that are likely to be malignant melanomas, say US researchers.

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