Issue : 3 September 2014
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Community nurses may be being put under pressure to probe frail and elderly patients on their end of life wishes without the right support and training, say palliative care experts.
“Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may improve recovery after a stroke,” BBC News reports after researchers used lasers to stimulate a particular region of the brain with promising results in mice.
Pressure grows for action on sepsis Subscription
Identifying and treating sepsis could soon be given the same attention as reducing pressure ulcers and hospital acquired infections, Nursing Times has learned, as a campaign to tackle the potentially fatal condition heads to parliament.
Nurses awarded for off duty life savingSubscription
Two hospital nurses who gave life saving treatment to a patient while off duty have been recognised by the Royal Humane Society.
Prediabetes 'diagnosis' alarms patientsSubscription
Nurses who inform patients they have “prediabetes” risk confusing and alarming patients, diabetes charities have warned.
Public back midwives in pay rowSubscription
The majority of people would support a strike by midwives over pay, according to a new public opinion poll published as the Royal College of Midwives began balloting its members on industrial action.
“Alopecia sufferers given new treatment hope with repurposed drug,” The Guardian reports.
From the intense yearlong access course, the interviews at the universities, to being told I have a place at my first choice university, the last 18 months has been a rollercoaster of emotions.
'My biggest fear is what to expect'Subscription
Most student nurses felt the fear before starting their course, but how can you turn this fear into a positive?
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s decision to implement a new system to test non-EU nurses’ competence is to be welcomed.