Nursing staff in intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during the care of patients, despite its critical importance for infection control, warn researchers.
The majority of tourniquets used in peripheral venepuncture may contain microbes which could put patient safety and care quality at risk, warn researchers from Portugal.
Most accident and emergency patients with a suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) and who are treated with antibiotics actually lack evidence of this infection, warn UK researchers.
The contamination of privacy curtains with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) is a common problem and could be a source of disease transmission to patients, warn US researchers.
Trusts are being encouraged to develop new roles for nurses to help improve care for patients who undergo emergency laparotomies – among the most critically ill patients treated in hospital.
The chief nursing officer for England has today urged people across the country to nominate outstanding health and care staff to be celebrated in this year’s NHS parliamentary awards.
Cognitive behavioural therapy tailored specifically for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is more effective in relieving the symptoms than usual care, according to UK researchers.
A law requiring hospitals and nursing homes to publicly report the number of patients per nurse has led to better staffing ratios, a US study has found.
A nurse academic has won a prestigious scholarship that will enable her to study infection control in nursing homes around the world.
Early evidence suggests a nurse-led scheme to assess and support people with heart conditions while in accident and emergency is helping slash A&E admissions.