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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.

  • Evidence gap in care home infection controlSubscription

    News24 January, 2008

    There is a worrying lack of research on the best ways to prevent MRSA in care home settings, warn researchers.

  • Cancer teams lacking specialist nursesSubscription

    News24 January, 2008

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

  • Named nurse needed for dementia sufferersSubscription

    News24 January, 2008

    All people with dementia should be given a named community psychiatric nurse or social worker to help improve the quality of their care, a group of MPs has said.

  • Government launches £372m public health campaignSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    The government has launched a £372m strategy aimed to encourage the population to live healthy lives and maintain a healthy weight.

  • RCN fellow becomes ICN presidentSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    RCN fellow Derek Benton has been made chief executive of the International Council of Nurses.

  • Low vitamin E levels linked with physical declineSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    Low levels of vitamin E are associated with physical decline in among older people, according to a study.

  • Nurse entrepreneurs opportunitySubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    A course to help entrepreneurial healthcare professionals develop their own businesses was launched in London last weekend.

  • Essex nurses win innovation awardSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    A nurse-led service for patients with COPD has been awarded the British Thoracic Society’s silver jubilee award.

  • Nordic learning for studentsSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    A group of nursing students from Swansea University are travelling to Sweden and Finland this week to study as part of their pre-registration training.

  • NICE approves lung cancer drugSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    NICE has issued final guidance on the on the use of pemetrexed disodium (Alimta) for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced lung cancer.The institute recommend that the drug be made available on the NHS for all patients who are considered to have advanced disease, and for whom surgical intervention is not deemed appropriate.

  • Vitamin E linked with physical decline in older peopleSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    Low levels of vitamin E are associated with physical decline in among older people, according to a study.

  • Simvastatin tablets recalledSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    A batch of Simvastatin tablets have been recalled by their manufacturer because of incorrect labelling.

  • Sea water solution could be used to treat colds in childrenSubscription

    News22 January, 2008

    A saline nasal wash solution made from processed sea water could be used to treat children with colds, a study has shown.

  • Nurses are 'better' than GPs at prescribingSubscription

    News22 January, 2008

    Nurse prescribers are much better than doctors at following prescribing guidelines, say senior NHS managers.

  • Report highlights health visitor crisisSubscription

    News22 January, 2008

    MPs have been told of the ‘tragedy’ of health inequalities in a report published today.

  • Nurses could be taught melanoma screeningSubscription

    News22 January, 2008

    A screening system using multiple observers could be used as a tool to identify malignant melanomas, a study has found.

  • Diabetes drug indication extendedSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    The European Commission has expanded the indication of the type 2 diabetes drug sitagliptin (Januvia).

  • New add-on therapy for kidney cancerSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    An add-on therapy for treating kidney cancer patients has been launched in the UK.

  • Novel plaster that delivers pain reliefSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    A novel plaster that delivers anaesthetics, the first of its kind, has been launched in the UK.Raydan combines an innovative gentle warming system with two potent anaesthetics, lidocaine and tetracaine, to provide pain management.Its manufacturer, EUSA Pharma, said the system worked twice as fast as topical cream and eliminated pain in 95% of patients after half an hour.The company claim it will help prevent needle phobia in children and free up nursing time.

  • Welsh regulator backs limited access to leukaemia drugSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    NHS patients in Wales should have access to a new treatment for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), according to the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group.Dasatinib (Sprycel) has been recommended for the treatment of adults with chronic or accelerated phase CML, where there is resistance or intolerance to prior therapy including imatinib mesylate. The drug is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor that blocks leukaemia cell growth, enabling adults with certain types of the CML ...

  • Targeted drug for colorectal cancerSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    A new targeted treatment for advanced colorectal cancer has been launched in theUK. Panitumumab (Vectibix) is the ...

  • Nurses urged to look after themselves betterSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    A campaign to help nurses look after their own health has been launched by the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

  • Ventilation feedback plus exercise helps COPD patientsSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    Patients with COPD achieve longer exercise duration with exercise training and ventilation training, a study has found.

  • Calcium pills ‘raise heart risk’

    NHS Choices21 January, 2008

    What did the media say?

  • NT talks to nurse consultant Ray Poll on why nurses should be more hepatitis C awareSubscription

    Interviews21 January, 2008

    A three-minute interview with Ray Poll, nurse consultant in viral hepatitis at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on the government’s FaCeIt hepatitis C awareness campaign.

  • Nurse donates kidney to patientSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    A Devon nurse has donated one of her kidneys to help save the life of a patient.

  • Walk-in centres on the way for WalesSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    Plans to open Wales’ first nurse led walk-in centre may have moved a step closer.

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