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Issue : 7 April 2008

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  • Trust to introduce tracking wristbandsSubscription

    News11 April, 2008

    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

    News11 April, 2008

    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

    News11 April, 2008

    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

    News11 April, 2008

    The NHS is failing to pay for treatment for many older people with chronic health problems, according to research.

  • Comparing the 80s with today: St Bartholomew's and the Royal London HospitalsSubscription

    Opinion11 April, 2008

    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

  • Cancer trials stopped early to get drugs to marketSubscription

    News11 April, 2008

    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.

  • How to use multimedia to provide mandatory trainingSubscription

    Share nursing ideas10 April, 2008

    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

    News10 April, 2008

    A Kent football team is supporting a campaign to reduce violence against nurses and other NHS staff.

  • Guidance for spotting deliberate burnsSubscription

    News10 April, 2008

    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

    News10 April, 2008

    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.

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