Category list : Drug calculations
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Last week’s revelations about the proposed scope of practice for nursing associates should put more pressure on the government to announce its intentions for the role – and fast.
It is important that both patients and health professionals are aware of the risk of Clostridium difficile infection associated with antibiotic prescriptions in outpatient settings
Audit of missed or delayed antimicrobial drugsSubscription
An audit found that more than one in 10 patients prescribed antimicrobials missed at least one dose and examined the reasons why medication was delayed or missed
A new way of screening drugs using samples of beating heart tissue has been pioneered by UK scientists, which it is claimed could lead to safer treatments while avoiding risky human trials or distressing animal experiments.
Intensive care bedside devices “do not adequately support” the information needs of nurses and may affect error rates, according to a German study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Bowel cancer drug funding in dangerSubscription
As many as 6,500 bowel cancer patients could be denied access to life-extending drugs when a cash pot to pay for them ceases to exist at the end of the year, a charity has warned.
A college in Lancashire is offering a free course to help nurses and other health professionals brush up on their maths skills.
Nurses’ prescribing behaviour at a mental health trust was compared with that of their medical mentors to assess similarities and differences
Unequal access to a vital blood test means thousands of cancer patients may not be receiving the best treatment, a study has shown.
“Daily dose of aspirin cuts cancer risk,” The Daily Telegraph says.