Opinion, analysis and debate
Research in care homes found that where properly supported, volunteers can improve the wellbeing of residents, relatives and even staff
For some time, I’ve questionned the accuracy of measuring liquid medication and how much is wasted in the process. I recognised that both administering and auditing liquid medication has unique problems and the current system of decanting to measure amounts given against stock has several drawbacks.
In East London, joint working between respiratory and palliative care teams ensures patients with severe COPD have access to end-of-life care.
Simple nasal rinses could help relieve chest and breathlessness symptoms in asthma patients, according to new research presented today at a conference in London.
Although effective catheter reviews can facilitate timely removal of indwelling urinary catheters, there is no clear guidance on how to carry out this essential clinical skill
Ensuring rapid access to acute respiratory careSubscription
Development of a specialist acute outreach team and rapid-access clinics enabled a trust to ensure acute respiratory patients had timely access to specialist care
One trust developed a web-based induction resource to welcome and inform students who are about to undertake clinical placements
Developing leadership skills in senior nursesSubscription
In Scotland, two practice educators worked with local health boards to develop the leadership skills of senior nurses via bespoke training programmes
Orthostatic hypotension can increase patients’ risk of falls. Careful assessment is needed so that treatment and management strategies can be implemented
The nursing profession needs to regain control of the research agenda, otherwise it risks becoming subordinated to the interests of academic institutions