Issue : 7 January 2008
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Bed occupancy 'no longer' factor in HCAIsSubscription
The government has claimed that high bed occupancy rates and other traditional infection control risks are no longer significant in keeping MRSA rates in check.
Waste management guide for nursesSubscription
Guidance to help nurses safely manage the disposal of healthcare waste has been published by the RCN.
A three-minute interview with Shelley Dolan, chief nurse at Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, on how nurses evacuated patients from the fire that burnt the roof and top floor of the London cancer hospital.
Nurses gain honoursSubscription
The following nurses have received awards in the New Year’s Honours list for 2008:
Brown outlines major screening programmeSubscription
Practice nurses look set to be heavily involved in a major new screening programme being planned by ministers.
NHS should be celebrated with public holidaySubscription
Campaigners are calling for a new public holiday to mark the 60th anniversary of the NHS.
In 2005, the Department of Health published two consultation documents designed to reduce the cost of providing continence and stoma products. Areas under consideration included: home delivery services; remuneration (for sponsored posts); reclassifying products and renegotiating prices.
Legislation, practice and ethics in the management of incontinence
A review to evaluate evidence on supporting clinical practice and ensuring best practice in the management of urinary catheter drainage systems
Processes and planning in transferring patients with indwelling urinary catheters from secondary to primary care