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Issue : 6 May 2008

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  • Diarrhoea and its possible impact on skin healthSubscription

    Clinical9 May, 2008

    Mary Wilson outlines the causes of diarrhoea, why bowel control may be lost when stools are loose, the potential damage to the skin and how this can be minimised. Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here

  • The IMPACT Paediatric Bowel Care PathwaySubscription

    Clinical9 May, 2008

    Historically the management of children with continence problems such as constipation was based purely on clinicians’ experience and ‘custom and practice’.

  • More power to practice nurses

    More power to practice nursesSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    As a new wave of large, independent providers competes for GP contracts, Richard Staines looks at the future for practice nurses

  • ‘These are passionate dedicated people’Subscription

    News7 May, 2008

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

  • 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.

  • Government to issue new guidance on best use of specialist nursesSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    The goverment is creating new guidance for the NHS on the best use of specialist nurses, which is due to be issued shortly.

  • Health checks for ‘bed sores’Subscription

    News7 May, 2008

    The Healthcare Commission is to publish proposals to annually measure hospitals’ performance in preventing pressure ulcers and assigning individual care plans to patients, NT has learnt.

  • Johnson pledges training supportSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    The government will act to ensure nurses can gain better access to post-graduate training, health secretary Alan Johnson told congress.

  • Strike policy to be amendedSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    The RCN is to rethink its constitutional rules governing how it goes about taking industrial action.

  • Three-year pay offer gains backingSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Speakers at congress have called on college members to accept the 8% three-year pay offer currently on the table from the government.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UK malaria cases high due to public misconceptionSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Malaira cases remain too high among UK travellers because there is a common misconception that being born in a malaria-affected country will provide continued immunity to those now living in the UK, warns the Health Protection Agency.

  • Information key to HPV roll-outSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Encouraging girls to attend for both doses of the new human papilliomavirus vaccine will prove challenging for school nurses, suggest the authors of a UK pilot study.

  • 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.

  • ECT conundrumSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    A staff nurse has been given a demonstration of new ECT machinery, which involved no assessment of her competence. Can she refuse to use it?

  • ‘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.

  • Younger students need encouragementSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    'For every young student who can be stroppy or difficult, I know a dozen who are helpful, sweet and dedicated'

  • Mark Radcliffe: ‘Nurses have the capacity to change the system’Subscription

    Opinion7 May, 2008

    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 doubt

    PN pay rise doubtSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    A VIRTUAL pay freeze for GPs this year could spell no salary increase for practice nurses.

  • 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.

  • Nurses should collect ethnic data

    Nurses should collect ethnic dataSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Practice nurses should routinely collect data on ethnicity from all patients, recommend researchers from the University of Warwick.

  • Jane Warner

    Jane Warner: ‘Practice nurses bear the public health burden’Subscription

    News7 May, 2008

    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?

  • Survey finds worrying number of young people self-harm

    Survey finds worrying number of young people self-harmSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    New survey findings suggest that self-harm among adolescents, especially young girls, is an increasing problem. Nerys Hairon finds out more about this behaviour

  • Specimen collection part 2 - obtaining a catheter specimen of urineSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    This article, the second in a six-part series on specimen collection, details how to collect a catheter specimen of urine

  • 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.

  • Improving the performance appraisal system for nursesSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    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.

  • Early intervention in psychosis: client and carer perspectives

    Early intervention in psychosis: client and carer perspectivesSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    Raising awareness, early detection of psychosis and accessing help quickly remain the greatest challenges.

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