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Sickness absence impacts on continuity of care and costs the NHS £1.7bn each year. Ward managers must take action to improve nurses’ health and wellbeing
Malnutrition is often unrecognised and its consequences can be devastating. Ensuring patients receive adequate nutrition and hydration is fundamental.
Commode spillages can contaminate the hospital environment and compromise patient dignity. A team had equipment designs modified to address these issues
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As part of the drive to increase quality and effectiveness, a new report aims to inspire clinicians to undertake initiatives to achieve the high impact actions
Hospital admissions for chronic heart failure present significant costs for the health service. Using telehealth led to a significant reduction in admissions Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Non-invasive ventilation is now used to treat acute type 2 hypercapnic respiratory failure on acute wards. Setting up a successful service is vital to ensure quality care
Non-invasive ventilation training on wards can be fragmented. A trust developed a training course using simulation of clinical scenarios to improve staff technique
A team carried out an audit to discover why complex palliative discharges are often delayed. Their findings and recommendations are revealed
A review led to a radical redesign of the prescription service for continence related producs, which has ensured patients receive safe, high quality care
This article outlines recently published NICE guidance on the management of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and its implications for nursing practice