Healthcare assistants need more training to distinguish between moisture lesions and pressure ulcers
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Nurses still need to push for equality with doctors
Increasing life expectancy should be celebrated, but with it comes the challenges of the increased likelihood of multiple health conditions.
NHS Direct saves the health service millions by reducing attendances at A&E and GP practices. We talk to Antonina Kimonge to find out what it takes to be the voice on the end of the line.
All courses leading to the registered nurse qualification will be at degree level by 2013. While this move could increase the status and inluence of the nursing profession, it has implications for diversity and equality.
Pain assessment is a neglected area but it should be seen as the fifth vital sign alongside other observations. Failure to identify and treat pain can be construed as torture, argues Felicia Cox
While testing to ascertain whether aspiring nurses are compassionate has some value, this vital quality of nursing can and should be taught by example, argues Val Newton
Leg ulcer care is complex, and a lack of understanding by managers and funders about its management can cause unnecessary costs and harm care, says Irene Anderson
Medication errors can have fatal results. Higher education institutes and trusts must continually develop students’ and nurses’ skills, say Maxine Pryce-Miller and Vernel Emanuel