Issue : 29 January 2008
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This is a two-part unit on pneumonia. The first part explores the common signs and symptoms of pneumonia, and also explains how nurses can identify those with a high risk of acquiring the infection. In addition, part 1 outlines the signs and symptoms of sepsis and the criteria for a diagnosis of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).
Using family group conference in mental healthSubscription
This article discusses the family group conference (FGC) as a recovery model and its application in mental health nursing.
A collaboration between professionals from the NHS and the private and voluntary sectors has resulted in an integrated service that promotes continence
Change of approach needed in fracture preventionSubscription
New research concludes that healthcare professionals need to focus more on falls prevention to avoid fractures in older people. Nerys Hairon reports
‘You have to find your own confidence’Subscription
Tim Bennet was named Agency Nurse of the Year at the recent NT Awards for his home care of clients with complex neurological conditions. Vitoria Hoban talks to him about him about hi challenging role.
Training in your own timeSubscription
Last week, as part of our Time out for Training campaign, NT examined why budgets for nurses’ post-registration training have ceased to be ringfenced in recent years. This week, Jennifer Taylor finds out how nurses are having to use their own time and money to go on training vital to both their patients and their careers.
‘Nursing qualities make a difference to patient care’
'Dignity is vital in older people’s care'
Reflections on researchSubscription
‘It’s an ethical minefield’
It’s a shame that Simon Daniels aired such unhelpful and misinformed views about the NMC, its role and its responsibilities (NT Opinion, 15 January, p14).