Nurses need to find a balance between form filling and delivering care, and ensure that any data gathered on pressure ulcers is used to improve care
Nurses need to demonstrate their contribution to care by describing, measuring and comparing what they do at an international level
Healthcare assistants need more training to distinguish between moisture lesions and pressure ulcers
Much has been written on the cost implications of delayed discharge of patients in acute settings.
MRSA has become synonymous with media and public perception of “superbugs”. An explosion of news articles linked it to dirty hospitals in the early 2000s.
Did you know that nursing was originally a principally male occupation? We have Florence Nightingale to thank for enduring notions that nursing is work requiring traditionally female attributes and hence suited more for women.
Increasing life expectancy should be celebrated, but with it comes the challenges of the increased likelihood of multiple health conditions.
Am I sickened and shamed by Tuesday’s Health Service Ombudsmans report? Most certainly. How could any normal, decent human being not be. Am I surprised? Not in the least.
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.
The commissioning of high quality care is dependent on the right level of clinical advice from front-line clinicians closest to the patient and carer.