Issue : 6 March 2012
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Helping to develop educational tools for health professionals will support people with diabetes to manage their injectable therapies in the best way
Treating staggered paracetamol overdose Subscription
This article explores the clinical consequences of staggered overdoses and offers treatment advice
Errors in insulin administration are common and can cause harm and even death. An audit aimed to standardise insulin syringe storage and labelling to improve safety
Entering into a dialogue with patients about the care we give would result in meaningful feedback
Injection technique in insulin therapySubscription
Insulin is the main injectable therapy used by people with diabetes, but often they do not receive adequate education on injection technique
South Asian cultural concepts in diabetesSubscription
South Asian people are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Nurses need to understand cultural issues to provide individually tailored care
Barriers to managing and improving quality Subscription
The quality agenda in the NHS is often discussed, but research found there is confusion over what quality means and several barriers to achieving it
Nursing staff are being asked to record the nurse-to-patient ratio on their ward as part of a major national survey by Unison.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has agreed to reinstate two legal assessors who were removed by the regulator’s former chief executive Dickon Weir-Hughes.
Nurses could face fines in fitness casesSubscription
Nurses could be forced to pay fines and legal costs when found at fault in fitness to practise cases, under a plan presented by legal experts to ministers.