Issue : 9 February 2010
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The Change One Thing campaign calls on all nurses to think of one idea to make care safer. Nurse leaders must be receptive to ideas, says Dawn Wardell
Nurses may have to rescreen thousands of babiesSubscription
Nurses and midwives may have to rescreen up to 66,000 babies because their NHS number was left off screening results for rare conditions, the UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre has warned.
Nursing directors should be actively explore the adoption of a US accreditation programme that recognises excellence in nursing care, according to the lead nurse piloting the scheme in the NHS.
Using root cause analysis tools to understand adverse events is “critical” to improving safety across the NHS, according to chief nursing officer for England Dame Christine Beasley.
Outer London faces nurse recruitment troubleSubscription
Renewed efforts to cut the use of agency nurses are being hampered by problems recruiting permanent staff in and around London, senior nurses have warned.
Nurses identify cancer nursing metricsSubscription
Three potential indicators to measure the quality of ambulatory chemotherapy delivered by nurses have been identified by researchers.
Handover tool improves patient safetySubscription
A pioneering electronic tool to improve the quality of patient handover has significantly improved patient safety at a Wiltshire trust.
Nurse leaders are demanding clarity over Conservative plans for educational reform amid widespread confusion over the party’s policy on graduate level entry.
Online learning has unique advantages, overcoming barriers of introversion and physical distance, creating new ways to communicate and shaping identity
Hypotension is one of the first signs of patient deterioration. Knowing how to identify and act on this observation quickly may prevent further deterioration