Issue : 26 February 2014
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When I heard the title of my postoperative nursing placement it did not excite me, to me “low dependency” suggested a slow area, but I was completely wrong.
Will latest research linking degree nurses to fewer deaths stop negative media stories about education?Subscription
New research published in the Lancet has found that significantly fewer deaths occur after routine surgery when there is a higher proportion of nurses who are degree educated.
'What I learned from being a patient'Subscription
Student nurse Mikey found out first-hand what it’s like to be a patient and gained a new understanding of how to care for patients in a confused state
We asked: 'Should it be easier for mentors to fail students?'VideoSubscription
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One million babies die on the first day of their lives every year around the world, an international children’s charity has warned.
“Vitamin C keeps cancer at bay, US research suggests,” was the inaccurate headline on the BBC News website.
Third of trusts in breach of sharps rulesSubscription
A third of hospital trusts in England are failing to comply with safety regulations designed to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries to nurses and other frontline staff, according to latest research.
A third of NHS staff have witnessed “near misses” or errors in the last month that could harm patients, new figures show.
Dirty stethoscopes may be helping to spread dangerous bugs around GP surgeries and hospital wards, a study suggests.
Women who have ever smoked during their childbearing years have a significantly higher chance of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy, research suggests.