Issue : 6 May 2008
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‘Can you avoid HCAIs?’Subscription
I live only one mile from the door of the hospital where I work. The schools that my children attend are not much further away. I have lived in my present house for a long time and know a lot of people around the area.
‘These are passionate dedicated people’Subscription
Louise Hunt meets the NT award-winning team dedicated to young people with cancer
A&E nurses unduly pressurisedSubscription
Nine out of ten A&E nurses have felt unduly pressurised at some point to meet the four-hour waiting target, according to an RCN survey unveiled at congress.
This is the first of a two-part unit on arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis, and focuses on background information and basic interpretation of ABGs where no evident compensation is taking place. It discusses the various components on an ABG report, the normal ranges and the significance of abnormal readings.
Asthma patients can take controlSubscription
Giving patients control over their asthma education helps to reduce visits to A&E, say UK and Australian researchers.
Call for dignified careSubscription
The RCN is to launch a campaign championing patient dignity later this year, general secretary Peter Carter has announced.
CNO aware of training worriesSubscription
Chief Nursing Office for England Chris Beasley has signalled the NMC will act on concerns about removing specialist branches of pre-registration training.
Continence consultations to cost £3mSubscription
The government is set to launch yet another consultation into proposals to change funding for stoma and incontinence appliances this month.
The independent NHS pay review body must be protected, according to a resolution passed by congress.
Delegates demand HCA regulationSubscription
Nurses have told the college to lobby government to regulate advanced HCAs and draw up a national standard of practice.