Issue : 29 June 2016
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Walk the walk, talk the talkSubscription
Despite the tough challenges ahead, Janice Stevens still gets a buzz from meeting people on the wards
'Nurses will become more connected online'Subscription
We talk to Teresa Chinn, who has been a nurse for nearly 20 years, and is a registered nurse and social media specialist working at WeNurses.
Plans to scrap the nursing policy unit in the Department of Health are worrying.
'We need more nurses to influence policy'Subscription
The more nurses there are the better
Dementia 3: preventing and diagnosing dementiaSubscription
This article examines the symptoms, risk factors and diagnosis of dementia, and looks at the benefits of early recognition and strategies nurses can use to aid prevention
Self-monitoring of vitamin K antagonist therapySubscription
The results of a meta-analysis suggest self-monitoring of anticoagulation status in people receiving long-term vitamin K antagonist therapy may improve outcomes whereas self-testing does not
The 10 commitments: what they mean to nursingSubscription
NHS England’s new framework for nursing and allied health professionals could help them to improve care for patients, family and carers by following its 10 commitments
Patients with spinal cord injuries have individual care routines to minimise their risk of complications, which need to be maintained when they are admitted to hospital
Oxygen is potentially harmful if given incorrectly. Katy Beckford stresses that it must be treated as a drug and that clinicians need to be trained in the risks associated with overdosing
6Cs get souped up with 10 new commitmentsSubscription
We are all familiar with the 6Cs, which aim to support staff to deliver excellent care and which put people at the heart of everything they do.