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Issue : 8 April 2008

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  • Was the deep clean worth it?Subscription

    Analysis7 April, 2008

    Has the ‘deep clean’ proved a major step forward in infection control or just a publicity stunt, asks Helen Mooney

  • Trusts missing MRSA targetsSubscription

    News7 April, 2008

    Over one-third of NHS foundation trusts are failing to meet yearly MRSA targets, according to regulator Monitor.

  • The Lymphatic System Part 2 - The lymphatic organsSubscription

    Clinical3 April, 2008

    The first article in this four-part series gave an overview of the lymphatic system. This second article looks at the two major lymphatic organs - the thymus and the spleen.

  • The great training robberySubscription

    Analysis8 April, 2008

    NT’s Time Out for Training campaign has outlined nurses’ difficulties in obtaining CPD and even mandatory training due to budget cuts and staffing levels. Jennifer Taylor finds out how nurses’ experiences compare with those of other public servants

  • Supporting patients with cancer of unknown primarySubscription

    Clinical8 April, 2008

    As NICE begins developing the first clinical guideline on cancer originating from an unknown primary, John Symons details what is known about this phenomenon

  • Support key for bereaved parentsSubscription

    News7 April, 2008

    Nurses who attend the funeral of a child who has died from cancer or send a card on the anniversary of the death provide invaluable support to bereaved parents, University of Salford researchers have found.

  • Staff survey reveals pay gripeSubscription

    News7 April, 2008

    Nearly half of nurses and midwives are unhappy with their pay, according to the latest NHS staff survey.

  • Singing is good for older peopleSubscription

    News7 April, 2008

    Engaging in creative activities such as singing can have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of older people, UK researchers have said.

  • 'Patient choice will not build a better NHS'Subscription

    News7 April, 2008

    The much-touted special relationship between the US and the UK has brought innumerable benefits, culturally and sociologically. However, when it comes to politics – and in particular, systems of healthcare – there isn’t a lot the US can teach us. After all, ours is justifiably acknowledged as one of the best in the world.

  • Parkland formula - fluid resuscitation in burns patients 1: Using formulasSubscription

    Clinical3 April, 2008

    AbstractWilliams, C. (2008) Fluid resuscitation in burn patients 1: using formulas. Nursing Times; 104: 14, 28–29.This is the first in a two-part unit on caring for patients with burns. It focuses on the two main formulas used to produce calculations for fluid resuscitation.

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