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The director of the Royal College of Nursing Wales has welcomed the publication of a guide to help members improve patient care.
A two-day training course in communication skills for end-of-life care gave healthcare assistants more confidence in discussing death and dying with patients and families Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
The nose-ear-xiphoid (NEX) method for predicting gastric tube insertion length in children should be phased out, according to US researchers from Indiana University’s school of nursing.
Improving training in motivational interviewing Subscription
Practitioners from different clinical backgrounds can use motivational interviewing. A university set up a module on the technique for health and social care professionals
Using IT to improve out-of-hours careSubscription
A trust used information technology to make its Hospital at Night service safer and more efficient while improving staff satisfaction
Smoking cessation buddies in COPDSubscription
A buddy-led smoking cessation clinic can help patients with COPD to quit
Designing wards to release time to careSubscription
Innovative ward layout can reduce wasted nursing time. A hospital designed three new wards to allow nurses to spend more of their shift providing direct patient care
Opticians 'could test for diabetes'Subscription
A test for type 2 diabetes could be carried out by opticians or dentists through the simple prick of a finger, it has been claimed.
ECGs 1: how to carry out monitoringSubscription
The first in a three-part series on electrocardiograms explores continual monitoring
How to manage harmful drinkingSubscription
A guideline advises on diagnosing, assessing and managing harmful drinking and alcohol dependence in adults and young people