Issue : 3 November 2009
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Nurses displaying bad attitudes towards patients are routinely being moved to different wards instead of being challenged on their performance, staff have told the prime minister’s commission on nursing.
Implementing the productive ward model at acute trusts across London has freed up more than half a million additional hours of nurses’ time to dedicate to direct patient care.
The Department of Health has been shown evidence that just one extra cleaner on a hospital ward can reduce MRSA infections and save tens of thousands of pounds.
Nurses accused of professional protectionismSubscription
The chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners has criticised nurses for ‘professional protectionism’, saying they are undermining the development of a new type of medic.
An outline of the legal and ethical factors, including patient confidentiality, that nurses need to consider when designing and implementing telemedicine systems
A training gap in a trust’s burn service was identified so a new university accredited course was set up for staff in the field of burn care and plastic surgery
An outline of an initiative using interprofessional practice learning teams to improve multidisciplinary working between different disciplines
Reusing IPC single-patient use garments can cause cross infection, as they can be colonised by pathogenic and other bacteria from a patient’s skin
Even though HCAs now deliver most bedside care, student nurses must realise the value of developing skills in essential care, says Ben Bowers
Q I have heard that ventilations are no longer important in resuscitation – is this true?