Issue : 7 April 2008
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Trust to introduce tracking wristbandsSubscription
Patients will soon be wearing wristbands to identify their location and track infection risk at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS trust.
Sepsis co-morbidity needs tailored careSubscription
ICU patients with co-morbid sepsis and acute kidney injury may need nursing care that is distinct from non-septic kidney injury, say Australian researchers.
Plans mooted for police protection for nursesSubscription
Nurses in Wales could get police protection in their hospital and lessons in dealing with aggressors, under recommendations by the country's devolved government.
NHS 'failing older people'Subscription
The NHS is failing to pay for treatment for many older people with chronic health problems, according to research.
Former senior nurses at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals look back at their experiences of nursing in the 1980s, while a current ward and senior sister at Barts and the London NHS Trust reflect on their roles today
There is a growing trend for trials of new cancer treatments to be stopped early before therapies’ risks and benefits have been properly evaluated, research has shown.
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust worked with production company Mezzo to create the TrainingPOD, a novel way of providing mandatory training, writes Helen Green, hospital matron at Pinderfields
Footballers support NHS anti-violence campaignSubscription
A Kent football team is supporting a campaign to reduce violence against nurses and other NHS staff.
Guidance for spotting deliberate burnsSubscription
Health visitors and other nurses who work with children can access new guidance to help them identify the difference between accidental and deliberate burns.
Clues to reducing negative impact of shift workSubscription
Rotating shifts more quickly may reduce the risk of nurses experiencing ill health or social problems associated with working long-term unsocial hours, say UK researchers.