Category list : Adult nursing
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A nursing shortage in the care sector has been identified in a major report by the Care Quality Commission, which found an “unacceptable” variation in the quality and safety of care across England more generally.
Troubled trust reveals huge waiting listSubscription
A huge, previously unreported waiting list of more than 90,000 patients has been revealed by one of England’s most troubled trusts. It comes amid an intense national drive to tackle politically sensitive waiting targets.
Call for safer blood transfusionsSubscription
The process for delivering blood transfusions needs to be redesigned to reduce mistakes, a new report has recommended, after an audit found human error was the most common cause of patient harm.
East Cheshire nurses adopt iPad safety systemSubscription
Nurses at East Cheshire Trust are using an iPad based system funded by the Nursing Technology Fund to record patient observations.
Scientists have questioned whether atrial fibrillation patients should be treated with the heart drug digoxin after new evidence suggests that it increases death rates.
This article reports on a competency framework to improve nurses’ skills in caring for people with liver disease. It can be usefully complemented by our learning unit on liver disease
Local authorities in England will need to make huge savings before next April, equivalent to 12.5% of their total budgets, according to a new report.
‘This book would be of value to student nurses (undergraduate and postgraduate) and all new nurse researchers as a guide to lead them through developing a research proposal, or as an aid to stimulate engagement with research through the ability to critically appraise and use research in practice.’
Training for healthcare assistants and continuing professional development for nurses will be key focuses for a major new review of healthcare education standards in England, its chair has told Nursing Times.
Skin hygiene for patients with bariatric needsSubscription
People with bariatric needs may experience problems with skin hygiene, but there is little evidence regarding skin hygiene practices to guide care