Issue : 8 September 2009
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A nurse-led telehealth project for patients with COPD has helped to slash the number of unnecessary hospital admissions at an acute trust in Leicestershire.
Using design to reduce cross infectionSubscription
A porter’s chair was redesigned to help reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections
Injectable drugs most deadly, NPSA warnsSubscription
Administering injectable medicines more safely must be made a priority, the NPSA has warned, as figures show mistakes led to 62 patients dying or being severely harmed in a year.
Major increases in nurse sickness and absence levels result when budgetary pressures lead to staffing cuts, reveals latest UK research.
Introducing an in-hospital ‘sepsis team’ to an acute trust can significantly improve the outcomes of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock, study results suggest.
Nursing ripe for efficiency drive, says reportSubscription
Nursing across the board is ripe for a major efficiency drive, according to a major report on potential NHS productivity savings commissioned by the government.
Nurse-led services protect patients from the “idiosyncrasies of the individual clinician” and should be championed and not attacked.
A project developed in partnership between an NHS board and a university has focused on promoting the importance of compassionate care in nursing practice
Nurses deal with new and challenging situations in their day-to-day practice. Case studies are a way of sharing these experiences and offering possible solutions
An investigation into whether student nurses report poor practice they have witnessed on clinical placements, and the factors that influence their decisions