Issue : 30 June 2009
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NHS West Midlands has revealed that it is considering using contingency plans in the event of a large number of staff being absent from work with swine flu.
A practical guide for those involved in rolling out the Productive Ward initiative, including preparation, modules, training and outcomes
Despite our occasional tendency to romanticise the past, being a student nurse has never been easy. It may have been fun in a ‘Sister reminded me of Stalin with her unwavering discipline, her gulags and the wavy moustache but I learnt a lot polishing that sluice’ sort of way, and we may have found ways to turn the experience into something useful, but that doesn’t mean it was ever easy.
Looking at posture and exploring the range of techniques and equipment that nurses can use to help prevent pressure ulcers in vulnerable seated patients
A member of the NICE guideline development group highlights the important issues from the latest evidence-based guideline for readers of Nursing Times
Scotland is using teamwork to tackle swine fluSubscription
Nicola Sturgeon on how Scotland has responded to swine flu
As the government publishes palliative care competences, Jacqueline Pooler highlights the importance of choice over place of death – and the right kinds of bed to enable this
Hospital ward closes after C diff deathSubscription
A ward in a Scottish hospital has been closed to new patients after C diff infection was implicated in the death of one patient being treated on the ward, and five others were diagnosed with the virus.
This article describes the implementation of seven quality care indicators – or metrics – and the way data was presented to frontline staff
Nurses were found to concentrate on technical aspects of care which prevented the development of the supportive relationship that patients on dialysis wanted