Issue : 6 March 2012
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Nursing staff are being asked to record the nurse-to-patient ratio on their ward as part of a major national survey by Unison.
Treating staggered paracetamol overdose Subscription
This article explores the clinical consequences of staggered overdoses and offers treatment advice
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
The prohibition of smoking in public places has resulted in a fall in complications during pregnancies in Scotland, according to researchers.
Selenium supplements may increase the risk of illnesses such as type-2 diabetes, new research suggests.
Newly-qualified nurses have been given the chance to specialise in learning disabilities as part of a new ‘rotation’ scheme in Hertfordshire.
Opponents of the government’s controversial health reforms will today warn ministers that the changes represent the “biggest threat” the NHS has ever seen.
Nurses face increased public scrutinySubscription
The performance of nurses is to be exposed to routine public scrutiny for the first time under a “transparency” pilot scheme that senior nurses hope to roll out across the country.
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.
Nurses should play a major role in easing the worries of patients recently diagnosed with lung cancer, according to a new study.