Issue : 26 January 2010
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Nursing research needs to be more 'scientific'Subscription
Nursing research needs to be more scientific if it is to help nurses change practice and improve patient outcomes, according to one of the country’s leading nurse academics.
Nurses 'must speed up productivity improvements'Subscription
Ward managers and team leaders will be asked to accelerate the adoption of initiatives to increase productivity, as part of the efforts to significantly cut costs in the NHS.
Profession divided over long shift benefitsSubscription
Frontline nurses are divided over whether long or short shifts are better for patients and staff.
Using safety checklists in routine clinical practice would help nurses improve care across a range of key areas, according to the nursing lead of a national patient safety campaign.
Single rooms pose safety risk, warn nursesSubscription
Increasing the number of single rooms in hospitals will lead to patients being harder to monitor and in some cases at greater risk of dying, nurses are warning.
Fears over 'punitive' safeguarding schemeSubscription
Opposition is mounting against a scheme aimed at protecting vulnerable patients that could see nurses banned from practising even if they have been formally cleared of any wrongdoing.
I have been asked to help measure the apex and radial pulse. What are they and why is it necessary to measure both?Subscription
Nursing practice often involves undertaking procedures about which there is debate or uncertainty. In Practice Question we ask experts to determine how nurses should approach these situations
A patient’s position during lengthy surgery can cause serious and long lasting complications but these can be averted by good postoperative care
Mentoring student nurses can be challenging. Clear strategies and a supportive environment can help to ensure student-mentor relationships are effective
The process used to select the high impact actions for nurses and midwives can be used by individuals and organisations to identify ideas to improve practice