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A week in the life of a research nurseSubscription
Ever wondered what a research nurse’s job is all about? Nellie Daura lets us follow her around on a typical week …
“Vampire treatment with young blood reverses ageing process,” The Independent reports.
Developing an intermediate care unit for older people with mental and physical illnessesSubscription
Mental illnesses, such as delirium, dementia and depression, are common among older people in acute care. A rehabilitation unit was set up to aid independence
Patient care must be based on the latest evidence-based practice. Student nurses should be introduced to the principles of this as part of pre-registration education
How a holistic, integrated approach to teaching can help student nurses learn essential nursing skills and appreciate their importance from the outset. Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Reviewing home oxygen servicesSubscription
Demand for home oxygen therapy is growing. Carrying out an assessment and review of this service can result in financial savings and improve patient care
Using red jugs to improve hydrationSubscription
An innovative yet simple approach to reduce the risk of dehydration in inpatients
"Just Do It": nurse-led change in NottinghamSubscription
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has created a quality-improvement scheme that gives nurses the opportunity to have their ideas put into practice with minimal delay
The peculiar term ‘cultural cringe’ describes an internalised inferiority complex that causes people to dismiss their own culture.
“Ninety per cent (of doctors) would be prepared to be placed on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway programme if they were nearing death” is the reassuring news in today’s Metro.