Issue : 6 May 2008
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Have you heard of the CERN experiment? It’s something to do with physics so don’t expect much detail as the only thing I remember from school is that if you swing a Bunsen burner round your head really fast you are quite likely to hit someone with it.
PN pay rise doubtSubscription
A VIRTUAL pay freeze for GPs this year could spell no salary increase for practice nurses.
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.
Nurses should collect ethnic dataSubscription
Practice nurses should routinely collect data on ethnicity from all patients, recommend researchers from the University of Warwick.
The national programme to prevent cardiovascular disease in those aged 40 to 74 is due to be rolled out in 2009–2010. In principle, this is warmly welcomed but will it turn out to be little more than a mass data-gathering exercise, a large study that masquerades as major health promotion?
New survey findings suggest that self-harm among adolescents, especially young girls, is an increasing problem. Nerys Hairon finds out more about this behaviour
This article, the second in a six-part series on specimen collection, details how to collect a catheter specimen of urine
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.
The aim of this project was to explore appraisal systems in my place of work, identifying the importance of the appraisee and appraiser role within the process to promote a positive and effective system.
Raising awareness, early detection of psychosis and accessing help quickly remain the greatest challenges.