Issue : 28 May 2014
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Should the visitors’ bell become a thing of the past? Liz Charalambous advocates for a flexible and sensitive use of visiting hours
How extra nursing notes point to deteriorationSubscription
When nurses make “optional” notes in a patient’s records, this may indicate that the patient is in danger of deterioration or even death
Identifying parents with learning disabilitiesSubscription
Various tools can help to identify people with learning disabilities but more research is needed to find out how useful they are in identifying parents with learning disabilities
Managing misuse of novel psychoactive substancesSubscription
Health professionals need to be aware of emerging novel psychoactive substances as their use is increasing, particularly among younger people
“Prostate cancer could be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection,” The Independent reports.
“Pets can harbour the hospital superbug MRSA and it can pass between pets and their owners,” BBC News reports.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has used a keynote speech to call for increased reporting of concerns about the safety and quality of patient care.
Following the introduction of Obamacare, we asked the nursing community if the resulting nursing vacancies in the US would tempt many to work overseas.
We asked the student nursing community about their experiences with death and distress on the ward, how they coped and what they learned.
The NHS is continuing to recruit hundreds of extra qualified nurses a month with numbers at their highest for a decade, latest workforce data shows.