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Issue : 5 February 2008

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  • Will we ever see the end of mixed wards?Subscription

    Focus4 February, 2008

    Ministers have admitted they are failing to meet a pledge to abolish mixed-sex wards, claiming single-sex bays will suffice. Richard Staines gauges reaction from the frontline

  • Where training is valuedSubscription

    Focus4 February, 2008

    In recent weeks, NT’s training campaign, Time out for Training, has focused on the lack of time, funds and support given to nurses’ post-registration education. This week, Jennifer Taylor contrasts staff experiences in the NHS with those in the independent and voluntary sectors

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    What should I do if a colleagues competence is questioned?Subscription

    Focus1 February, 2008

    If an appropriately qualified nurse is allocated to a patient but her competence is questioned by a staff member, what are the responsibilities of the manager?

  • We need a definition of nursing as HCAs take on more tasksSubscription

    Clinical1 February, 2008

    Over the years many of us have engaged in debates about what nursing is; the philosophy that informs what we do and the way this influences how nursing is practised. Our philosophy of care guides decisions about how care should be organised, when it is appropriate to delegate care and whether nurses should take on new roles and responsibilities.While considerable amounts of time and paper have been dedicated to the pursuit of a definitive definition, it has been difficult to pin down.

  • We need a definition of nursing as HCAs take on more tasksSubscription

    Clinical1 February, 2008

    Over the years many of us have engaged in debates about what nursing is; the philosophy that informs what we do and the way this influences how nursing is practised.

  • Vaginal cones in stress incontinence treatmentSubscription

    Clinical1 February, 2008

    Author Jeanette Haslam, MPhil, Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, is a retired specialist physiotherapist in women’s health. abstract Haslam, J. (2008) Vaginal cones in stress incontinence treatment. Nursing Times; 104: 5, 44–45. Jeanette Haslam explains the theory that underpins the use of vaginal cones in stress urinary incontinence and how this translates into practice.

  • Vaginal cones in stress incontinence treatmentSubscription

    Clinical1 February, 2008

    author Jeanette Haslam, MPhil, Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, is a retired specialist physiotherapist in women’s health.abstract Haslam, J. (2008) Vaginal cones in stress incontinence treatment. Nursing Times; 104: 5, 44–45.Jeanette Haslam explains the theory that underpins the use of vaginal cones in stress urinary incontinence and how this translates into practice.

  • Vacancies put Scottish care standards at riskSubscription

    Focus4 February, 2008

    Increases in nurse numbers in Scotland are being outstripped by vacancy rates, leading to warnings that care standards are suffering as a result.

  • Urine collection in infants and childrenSubscription

    Clinical1 February, 2008

    Authors: June Rogers, MSc, BA, RSCN, RN, is paediatric continence adviser, Liverpool PCT, Liverpool; Caroline Saunders, BSc, PGD, RSCN, RN, is consultant nurse urology/gynaecology, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey, Liverpool.Abstract: Rogers, J., Saunders, C. (2008) Urine collection in infants and children. Nursing Times; 104: 5, 40–42.June Rogers and Caroline Saunders review current evidence and best practice regarding obtaining a urine specimen from children.

  • Urine collection in infants and childrenSubscription

    Clinical1 February, 2008

    Authors: June Rogers, MSc, BA, RSCN, RN, is paediatric continence adviser, Liverpool PCT, Liverpool; Caroline Saunders, BSc, PGD, RSCN, RN, is consultant nurse urology/gynaecology, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey, Liverpool.Abstract: Rogers, J., Saunders, C. (2008) Urine collection in infants and children. Nursing Times; 104: 5, 40–42.June Rogers and Caroline Saunders review current evidence and best practice regarding obtaining a urine specimen from children.

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