Issue : 7 June 2011
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‘Why was no one being held accountable?’
Around 40% of mobile phones entering hospitals with patients, carers and visitors may contain multi-drug resistant pathogens such as MRSA, according to Turkish researchers.
Trust bucks trend by hiring nursesSubscription
A hospital trust in the West Midlands is bucking the national trend by increasing its number of qualified nurses in a bid to improve care and save money.
MRSA strain found in British cow milkSubscription
Although not a general threat, a new strain of MRSA has been found in the milk of British cows, scientists said today.
Colostomy pouch noise affects quality of life in the majority of patients with them but many fail to discuss the issue with specialist nurses, according to survey results.
Increased jaundice and spontaneous bleeding are key indicators of approaching death among homeless people, according to latest guidance.
Debbie Yarde, senior specialist nurse and team manager in bladder and bowel care has been elected chair of Association for Continence Advice at their annual conference last week.
A single-use negative pressure wound therapy system has been approved for use on acute wounds and high-risk incisions and grafts.
Excessive and inappropriate intravascular catheters use increases hospital days and cost, say researchers.
Postgraduate programmes enhance practice and further professionalise nursing, say Welsh researchers.