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Issue : 28 September 2016

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  • 5 minute news summary: 24 September 2016Subscription

    News23 September, 2016

    Nurse mentors are being threatened both physically and emotionally by students who receive negative feedback about their performance, new research has revealed this week.

  • New learning units focus on haematological cancers

    New learning units focus on haematological cancersSubscription

    Clinical26 September, 2016

    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

  • Children

    Guidance on integrating children’s continence careSubscription

    Clinical26 September, 2016

    Two organisations have developed resources to help improve and increase provision and reduce fragmentation of continence services for children and young people

  • Patient on trolley being wheeled through corridor

    Improving hydration in pre-operative patientsSubscription

    Clinical26 September, 2016

    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 people

    A framework to discharge frail older peopleSubscription

    Clinical26 September, 2016

    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 children

    Effects of continence problems on childrenSubscription

    Clinical26 September, 2016

    An ongoing study has found that perceived stigmatisation causes feelings of shame in children with continence problems and results in them avoiding social activities

  • 'Research combined with clinical nursing is the future'

    Comment: 'Research combined with clinical nursing is the future'Subscription

    Clinical26 September, 2016

    Ian Dove suggests that research and clinical nursing could be combined into one role, one that would be perfectly suited for clinical nurse specialists

  • jenni middleton

    ‘It’s essential that we fight to protect our training budgets’Subscription

    Opinion26 September, 2016

    We must all stand together and fight as nurses. 

  • Communication with patients nurse older

    Free ‘app’ to aid nurse communication skillsSubscription

    News26 September, 2016

    Academics in Devon have designed a new smartphone application, or “app”, which is intended to enhance the communication skills of healthcare professionals.

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    NHS nurses face crackdown on accepting giftsVideoSubscription

    News26 September, 2016

    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.

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