Issue : 28 September 2016
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5 minute news summary: 24 September 2016Subscription
Nurse mentors are being threatened both physically and emotionally by students who receive negative feedback about their performance, new research has revealed this week.
Better survival rates for a group of haematological cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms mean nurses play a bigger role in managing patients with these conditions. Scroll down to read the article or download a print-friendly PDF here
Two organisations have developed resources to help improve and increase provision and reduce fragmentation of continence services for children and young people
Improving hydration in pre-operative patientsSubscription
A project aiming to reduce pre-operative starving times resulted in a dramatic fall in the number of patients starved for prolonged periods before undergoing surgery
A framework to discharge frail older peopleSubscription
Discharge assessment for frail older people in acute care is complex and slow. A discharge framework can help nurses integrate discharge guidance into daily practice
Effects of continence problems on childrenSubscription
An ongoing study has found that perceived stigmatisation causes feelings of shame in children with continence problems and results in them avoiding social activities
Ian Dove suggests that research and clinical nursing could be combined into one role, one that would be perfectly suited for clinical nurse specialists
We must all stand together and fight as nurses.
Free ‘app’ to aid nurse communication skillsSubscription
Academics in Devon have designed a new smartphone application, or “app”, which is intended to enhance the communication skills of healthcare professionals.
NHS nurses face crackdown on accepting giftsVideoSubscription
Nursing and midwifery staff should not accept patient gifts in excess of £50 or promotional gifts from drug or device manufacturers worth more than £6, under proposals set out by NHS England.