Issue : 4 October 2011
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Attitudes towards Gypsy TravellersSubscription
Nurses need to recognise and overcome negative attitudes towards Gypsy Travellers to help address the health needs of this community
The validity of chemotherapy drug Adriamycin has been called into question, as a new study shows breast cancer survival rates are almost unchanged by its usage.
Community nurses 'fear for safety' in CroydonSubscription
Community nurses and healthcare assistants making home visits alone and out of hours in Croydon are being told that their fears for their personal safety are “exaggerated”, according to unions.
The second in a two-part series discusses the use of defibrillators in hospitals
We must stop cavalier changes to hospital staffing, says Peter Griffiths
Driving quality in diabetes careSubscription
A new generation of Point of Care blood glucose testing meters with wireless connectivity to the hospital’s IT systems is raising the quality of data collected andspeeding up nurse’s access to blood glucose results therefore improving patient safety and care.
Hospital rapped for 'abject' nursing careSubscription
“Dire” and “abject” nursing care at a hospital in Swansea may have contributed to the death of a patient with learning difficulties, an investigation has concluded.
Cerys David is a first year nursing student at the University of Chester. We’ll regularly check in with her to see how she’s doing.
Implementing nurse-led dischargeSubscription
Clinical areas must be prepared to embrace nurse-led discharge for it to succeed
Improving the hydration of hospital patientsSubscription
A hands-free drinks system can help to reduce patient dehydration in acute settings