Issue : 25 February 2008
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Frontline staff at community hospitals have welcomed plans to closely monitor their care, according to an NT survey.
A holistic approach to vascular access servicesSubscription
A holistic approach to the insertion and maintenance of all aspects of central venous access devices (CVADs) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has led to greatly reduced infections and complications, and has even shortened some patients’ stay in hospital, explains specialist nurse manager Carmel Streater
The amount time patients spend on antibiotics in intensive care can be reduced using a protocol that measures levels of the hormone procalcitonin in the bloodstream, according to a study.
Nurses have branded a Conservative hereditary peer as a sexist following his comments about ‘grubby’, ‘drunken’ and ‘promiscuous’ nurses who treated him at a hospital.
Call for more nurse-led sexual health servicesSubscription
A government commissioned report into sexual health provision has called for more nurse-delivered services to improve care.
Practice nurses have been handling a greater proportion of work at GP surgeries but have not received pay increases to reward their contributions, according to a report.
A charity is calling for screening for group B Streptococcus (GBS) infections among pregnant women in Northern Ireland.
Deaths from C. difficile on the upSubscription
Deaths caused by the healthcare-associated infection Clostridium difficile have risen by 72% in a year, according to latest figures.
Terminally ill favour dying at homeSubscription
Two thirds of people would want to be cared for at home if they were terminally ill, according to the nursing charity Marie Curie Cancer Care.
NSAIDs should be first choice for osteoarthritisSubscription
Topical NSAIDs should be offered as the first-line treatment to osteoarthritis patients ahead of COX-2 inhibitors, according to latest guidelines from NICE.