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Issue : 6 May 2008

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  • ‘Can you avoid HCAIs?’Subscription

    News7 May, 2008

    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

    News7 May, 2008

    Louise Hunt meets the NT award-winning team dedicated to young people with cancer

  • A&E nurses unduly pressurisedSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    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.

  • Arterial blood gas analysis: Understanding ABG reports

    Arterial blood gas analysis: Understanding ABG reportsSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    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

    News7 May, 2008

    Giving patients control over their asthma education helps to reduce visits to A&E, say UK and Australian researchers.

  • Call for dignified careSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    The RCN is to launch a campaign championing patient dignity later this year, general secretary Peter Carter has announced.

  • CNO aware of training worriesSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    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

    News7 May, 2008

    The government is set to launch yet another consultation into proposals to change funding for stoma and incontinence appliances this month.

  • Delegates call for Pay Review Body to be protectedSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    The independent NHS pay review body must be protected, according to a resolution passed by congress.

  • Delegates demand HCA regulationSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Nurses have told the college to lobby government to regulate advanced HCAs and draw up a national standard of practice.

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