Issue : February 2001
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In-hospital resuscitation for ward nursesSubscription
There are no national guidelines or standards for resuscitation facilities or training in NHS hospitals. And even though both the King’s Fund and the Clinical Negligence Scheme for trusts require the provision of resuscitation training, no content is specified.
Diabetes: blood glucose monitoringSubscription
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Better health care and learning disabilitySubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 08, PAGE NO: 39At the time of writing, Kay Graham, RNMH, was community nurse (learning disabilities). She is now health project facilitator, The Yorkshire Wolds and Coast Primary Care GroupThe need to raise the profile of learning disability services has been highlighted by health minister John Hutton in the document Once a Day (1999).
Educational input to improve documentation skillSubscription
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Hypothermia - 2 Rewarming patientsSubscription
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Managing type 2 diabetes: a dynamic approachSubscription
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Keeping nurses nursing: a quantitative analysisSubscription
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Making sense of probioticsSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 40Diane Palmer, BSc, RN, PGCE, is lecturer in nursing, University of HullPamela Barker, RN, is nutrition nurse specialist, Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS TrustThe term probiotic was first described by Fuller (1991) as 'a live microbial feed supplement which beneficially affects the host animal by improving its microbial balance.'
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 9Kim Gunn, RGN, MPH, is public health specialist in communicable disease and infection control, North Staffordshire NHS Health Authority, Stoke on TrentEA Partnership (2000) EA Partnership and the ICNA 2000 Infection Control in esidential and Nursing Homes Training Pack. For a copy telephone 01480 497243, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cleanliness rules okSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 1Paul HateleyHealth minister Alan Milburn announced that 'ward sisters now have the authority to crack down on contractors who fail to deliver clean hospitals. They will have the clout that matrons used to have.' Inspiring talk? Not to me. It is in fact a clear admission that removing cleaning from in-house hospital-managed employees to contracting services has clearly failed.