A mental health trust has introduced a digital patient monitoring system after an evaluation found it enabled nurses to carry out vital checks on patients without disturbing their sleep.
Plans have been revealed for the creation of a new deputy chief nursing officer post in England to help lead the digital agenda for the NHS.
More than 400 people with a severe mental health problem are set to take part in a new clinical trial which will see them given virtual reality (VR) therapy in a bid to help them overcome their fears and complete everyday tasks at their own pace.
The chief nursing officer for England has called on a local councillor to remove a social media post in which he claimed nurses should attend an “obesity course” rather than campaign for safe staffing legislation.
A national newspaper has today admitted its description of nurses as doctors’ assistants was out of step with the realities of the role after coming under fire from the profession.
Giving patients virtual reality sessions before and during anaesthesia for orthopaedic procedures substantially reduces pain and the need for intravenous sedation, according to Belgian researchers.
Knee replacement patients can reduce opiate painkiller use and improve pain control by using a smartphone app at home after surgery, according to researchers.
New app technology is being expanded in Scotland that government ministers say will enable practice nurses to better monitor blood pressure with fewer patient appointments needed.
A first of its kind online service for people with type 2 diabetes is set to be piloted later this year, in a bid to help them manage the condition “independently,” NHS England has announced.
Children’s nurses at a leading eye hospital are being trained to use new technology so they can play a greater role in triaging and diagnosing young patients.