Issue : 6 November 2012
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Measuring body temperatureSubscription
Body temperature is a vital sign and it is important to measure it accurately. This article reviews and compares the various methods available to nurses
Some health visitor practice teachers are being asked to take responsibility for up to six times the recommended number of students in a bid to meet government targets to expand the profession.
Nurses working 12 hour shifts are more likely to experience burnout, job dissatisfaction, and complaints from patients dissatisfied with their care, according to US researchers.
Preterm risk for mothers with bipolar disorder Subscription
Pregnant women with bipolar disorder are at increased risk of preterm birth, regardless of whether they are receiving mood stabilising drugs or not, according to a Swedish study in the BMJ online.
Nurse practitioner guidelines updatedSubscription
A new edition of guidelines for nurse practitioners has been published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
The risk of atypical fractures from taking bisphosphonates in people with osteoporosis is low, according to US researchers.
New nursing CPD bursaries createdSubscription
Two £1,000 bursaries have been created by Brighton University to support nurses’ learning and improve care for patients.
Private sector nurses celebrate awardsSubscription
Two nurses are celebrating after winning top awards for their work in the private healthcare sector.
QNI appoints new chairSubscription
Community nursing charity the Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced that former deputy chief nursing officer Kate Billingham will be the new chair of its council.
When to give your ego the heave-hoSubscription
By taking responsibility for your actions or inactions you can make the right life choices