Issue : 31 March 2009
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Leading the way to the safest possible careSubscription
This intervention informs nurses about how boards should lead the way in improving patient safety throughout their trusts
Suzette Woodward, director of implementation, introduces Patient Safety First, a campaign to make safety the highest priority
This article outlines the prevalence of bowel disorders, the assessment of bower dysfunction and the tools used to collect data for assessment
Reducing harm in perioperative careSubscription
This intervention aims to improve care for adult patients undergoing elective surgical procedures in hospital
Reducing harm in critical careSubscription
This intervention focuses on two key areas in critical care – reducing harm from mechanical ventilation and preventing central line infections
Reducing harm from deteriorationSubscription
This intervention focuses on reducing risks to patients from deterioration through early recognition and prompt action
Reducing harm from high-risk medicines Subscription
This intervention aims to reduce harm from five high-risk medicines
More nurses equals better careSubscription
A week after a healthcare watchdog identified staffing shortages as a key reason for failings at an acute trust, Nursing Times has obtained new evidence confirming a direct correlation between patient outcomes and nursing workforce numbers. Steve Ford investigates
Nurse research loses support of charitable trustSubscription
The economic downturn has forced the closure of the Smith & Nephew Foundation, an independent charitable trust that has provided funding for nursing research for more than 35 years.
Tories pledge to protect nurse whistleblowersSubscription
The Conservatives have promised to introduce clauses into the contracts of nurses and other NHS staff allowing them to ‘whistleblow’ anonymously and with guaranteed protection from any disciplinary action.