Issue : 6 April 2010
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Technological advances can improve the way care is delivered. Sam Foster explains how her trust is embracing technology to design innovative products to benefit both staff and patients
Electronic care records give nurses access to information that can transform patient careSubscription
Electronic care records will create single, standardised records for NHS patients in England. This will ensure that the fullest clinical picture is available to all
What can nurse leaders and staff nurses do to prepare to implement electronic care records?Subscription
With electronic care records being rolled out in England, nurse leaders, managers and frontline nurses need to prepare to change how patients’ records are kept
Hospital nurses often fail to notice clinical signs of deterioration. Introducing an undergraduate course gave students the opportunity to assess acutely ill patients
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has begun a review of how it should respond to apparent “systemic” failings in care.
A dire lack of manual handling equipment is compromising the safety of nurses and their patients, suggests a survey by Nursing Times.
Directors of nursing must develop strategies to address negative perceptions of the nursing profession at a local level before launching any national campaign to improve nurses’ image.
An early warning score system that helped to slash length of stay at a Manchester hospital is to be rolled out across the trust from this month.
First national nursing outcome measures revealedSubscription
England’s first set of national outcome indicators specifically related to nursing care will measure performance on pressure ulcers, falls and urinary tract infections, Nursing Times has learned.
Nurses have been praised for being at the centre of successful efforts to eliminate mixed sex accommodation in hospitals.