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Issue : 31 March 2009

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  • Leading the way to the safest possible careSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    This intervention informs nurses about how boards should lead the way in improving patient safety throughout their trusts

  • Suzette Woodward

    The inseparable link between nursing and patient safetySubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    Suzette Woodward, director of implementation, introduces Patient Safety First, a campaign to make safety the highest priority

  • Using national guidelines to support the assessment of lower bowel dysfunctionSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    This article outlines the prevalence of bowel disorders, the assessment of bower dysfunction and the tools used to collect data for assessment

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    Reducing harm in perioperative careSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    This intervention aims to improve care for adult patients undergoing elective surgical procedures in hospital

  • Reducing harm in critical careSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    This intervention focuses on two key areas in critical care – reducing harm from mechanical ventilation and preventing central line infections

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    Reducing harm from deteriorationSubscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    This intervention focuses on reducing risks to patients from deterioration through early recognition and prompt action

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    Reducing harm from high-risk medicines Subscription

    Clinical31 March, 2009

    This intervention aims to reduce harm from five high-risk medicines

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    More nurses equals better careSubscription

    Analysis31 March, 2009

    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 trust

    Nurse research loses support of charitable trustSubscription

    News31 March, 2009

    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.

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    Tories pledge to protect nurse whistleblowersSubscription

    News31 March, 2009

    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.

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