Issue : 21 May 2014
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New national guidelines published this month aim to help hospital-based health professionals manage patients with life-threatening respiratory failure more effectively.
It’s a misconception that NICE has recommended 1:8 as a minimum ratio, says Jane Ball
A new treatment option for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension has been launched in England.
A new study warns a rose-tinted view of a “golden era” of nurse training, which is often depicted by the press, is damaging efforts to tackle problems facing the profession today. Jo Stephenson looks at the evidence.
“Only eating breakfast and lunch may be more effective at managing type 2 diabetes than eating smaller, more regular meals,” BBC News reports.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced the creation of a new prize scheme for district nursing students, in memory of a man who died while raising funds for the community nursing charity.
Training critical care nurses in trauma careSubscription
Trauma training tends to focus on military or civilian emergency nurses. Critical care nurses would also benefit from a standardised, national trauma training programme
Union leaders are claiming victory after Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust withdrew plans to down-band operating theatre staff.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Trust has taken delivery of 114 special pressure-relieving mattresses, as part of continuing efforts to reduce the number of severe ulcers acquired by inpatients.
Serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, a loss of years equivalent or worse than that for heavy smoking, research has suggested.