All posts from: June 2014
More than one million people in the UK may have stopped having sex altogether as a result of a heart condition.
I was at Nottingham University Hospital Research conference last week and listened to an interesting paper about washing sedated patients on intensive care units at night (between 9pm and 11pm). The aim is to reduce the interruptions that occur when someone is being washed during the day. The team are in the process of evaluating the change.
Last week our #SNTtwitchat highlighted some anxieties about raising spiritual issues with patients and what we mean by spiritual needs.
Last week, #nttwitchat discussed a national initiative aimed at ensuring agency nurses are high quality and up to the job. One nurse commented that 12 hour shift were inflexible and resulted in more agency staff being ...
A recent news story in Nursing Times highlighted the views of the ethicist Dr Anthony Wrigley who suggested that axing the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) was “too extreme”. He said scrapping the measure on the basis of some poor use was like prohibiting the use of morphine.