Issue : 24 November 2009
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Nurses need to know about the main management options for treating this increasingly common condition, and how best to help patients maintain weight loss
Have I ever told you about my old woodwork teacher? Mr Spooner had the social skills of custard.
Band four assistants 'no substitute' for nurses Subscription
Advanced healthcare assistants are ‘no substitute’ for registered nurses, according to the organisation charged with ensuring the NHS workforce has a suitable skill mix.
End of life care experts are to call for all healthcare staff to receive mandatory training in how to care for patients nearing the end of their lives.
Call for more donor transplant coordinatorsSubscription
The organ donation organisation for the UK NHS Blood and Transplant has called for more nurses to become donor transplant coordinators.
Community wound treatment cuts bed daysSubscription
District nurses in Merseyside have slashed hospital bed days for patients with complex wounds.
Data from a sample of 20 NHS hospitals shows medical admissions in September and October 2009 were 5 per cent higher than the same two months in 2008 – corroborating nurses’ reports that pressure on beds are growing.
Sheila Payne encourages nurses to take an active role in improving end of life care
IIt is important to identify the factors that increase the potential for medicine administration errors and address how best to overcome these
Examining one patient’s journey in hospital highlights where medicines management could be improved to ensure patient safety