Issue : 29 September 2009
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Bladder weight aids continence assessmentSubscription
The relationship between bladder weight, lower urinary tract symptoms and urodynamic studies may be a useful tool for continence assessment.
One out of every eight strokes is preceded by a ‘warning stroke’, latest study results suggest.
Trespassers on medical ground?Subscription
With a government review, increased autonomy, advanced roles and working time laws contributing to nurses taking on junior doctors’ tasks, Clare Lomas looks at how the boundaries between the professions have become blurred.
A programme that empowers theatre nurses and other surgical staff to make changes to their daily operating regimen can improve both staff satisfaction and service quality, pilot results suggest.
An innovative barcoding system to improve the safety of patients requiring blood transfusions is to be piloted by nurses on the South coast.
The government’s Family Nurse Partnership pilots have shown modest success in encouraging pregnant women to stop smoking and to breastfeed their babies, suggests research.
Nurse sets up unique cancer support groupSubscription
A specialist nurse in Doncaster has formed a support group for patients with blood cancers.
A post-registration career framework has been launched for nurses in Wales, aimed at providing better access to training opportunities and advice.
Nurses to lead on diabetes projectSubscription
Nurses at three primary care trusts are to lead a major initiative to help diabetes patients have a say in improving their local services.
Areas for improvement highlighted in the 2008 COPD audit are analysed and their implications for nurses, healthcare providers and patients are examined