Issue : 3 December 2014
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An unregistered nurse is reported to have worked as a deputy manager at a Scottish care home, which was the focus of an investigation in 2012.
Parents are being urged to vaccinate their toddlers against flu to protect them from severe illness this winter.
A new quality standard that sets out how best to care for adults who need treatment for chronic kidney disease has been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
A class of 30-year-old HIV drugs could in future be used to prevent a common cause of incurable blindness, scientists believe.
Why do health workers decline flu vaccination?Subscription
Influenza is highly contagious but myths about the flu vaccine may lead to nurses declining vaccination, putting them at risk of transmitting the virus to their patients
Meeting deaf patients’ communication needsSubscription
A literature review revealed that health professionals’ communication with deaf people is often inadequate, leading to lack of understanding and putting patients at risk
Factors influencing glove use in student nursesSubscription
Glove use may prevent the spread of micro-organisms in healthcare settings, but student nurses’ use of gloves appears to follow ward culture rather than formal policies
Embedding the 6Cs across health and social careSubscription
The 6Cs have their origin in nursing and midwifery practice but are rapidly being embedded across all aspects of health and social care
Nurses need to bear in mind that people who acquire a disability such as sight loss may never stop grieving, explains Klaus Kopp, who lost his sight as a result of diabetic retinopathy
A 46 year-old female patient presented with bright reddish-orange urine.