Issue : January 2012
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Did you miss the latest #NurChat twitter debate about the PM’s recent statements? Let us sum it up for you …
Nearly 20% of pregnant women use the internet as their primary source of antenatal information, according to a study by the University of Cartuja in Spain.
30% of stroke victims suffer confusionSubscription
Mental confusion afflicts as many as three in 10 stroke patients who have been admitted to hospital, research suggests.
A former nurse and a bicycle in Cuba...Subscription
I decided to embark on the Cross Cuba Bike Ride for Parkinson’s UK early in 2011.
A new year for a new nursing studentSubscription
As a first-year mental health nursing student I started my course in September 2011, along with around 20 other enthusiastic would-be nurses, of all ages and backgrounds.
Abortion clinics to advertise on TVSubscription
Private clinics that charge for pregnancy services, including abortions, will be able to advertise on television and radio under new regulations.
All admissions should have HbA1c testSubscription
All inpatients should have their blood glucose levels checked on admission, regardless of whether they are known to have diabetes, according to new US clinical practice guidelines.
All hip fracture patients should be operated on within 48 hours of admission to minimise the risk of complications occuring while in hospital, latest UK guidance states.
We talk to Susan Tokley, deputy director of nursing and patient experience at Whittington Health, who qualified as a nurse in 1980.
Exposing patients with Alzheimer’s disease to coloured light can have a therapeutic effect by improving sleep patterns, according to US nurse researchers.