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'There is simply no more room at this inn'Subscription
‘There is simply no more room at this inn’
Pressure ulcer risk assessment Subscription
Early detection and preventive action are vital to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers
Nurses need to find a balance between form filling and delivering care, and ensure that any data gathered on pressure ulcers is used to improve care
Using the 30º tilt to reduce pressure ulcersSubscription
There is confusion over methods and frequency of repositioning needed to prevent pressure ulcers, so this study compared a specific schedule with usual care
To what extent can pressure relieving surfaces help reduce the costs of pressure ulcers?Subscription
Pressure ulcers are costly for both healthcare budgets and individual patients. This case study estimated the likely savings from using pressure relieving surfaces
The classic signs of skin damage are different in Caucasian and dark pigmented skin. Advice on how to identify pressure ulcers in dark skin is provided
Pressure ulcers are a major sickness burden, and cause reduced quality of life for patients. The high impact team reveal how to prevent avoidable skin damage
Regular bedtime improves child developmentSubscription
Children with a regular bedtime perform better in a range of developmental measures, US research has found.
Pregnancy drugs link to child development probedSubscription
Further research is needed into an initial hypothesis that common drugs given to pregnant women suffering high blood pressure can affect a child’s development, experts have said.
All hospital nurses must receive mandatory training in the prevention of venous thromboembolism, senior nurse specialists have warned.