Issue : January 2018
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A new handheld wound assessment device developed in Canada is being launched across Europe to help nurses and other clinicians provide more effective care, according to those behind it.
Bed occupancy rates in English hospitals remain well above safe limits, but fewer patients are facing long delays in ambulances, according to latest figures, suggesting the pressure may be easing.
A community nursing student has been recognised as one of the highest achieving nurses in the country during her graduation from the University of Chester.
Treating sepsis patients with steroids does not reduce mortality but does lead to quicker recovery in survivors and the need for fewer blood transfusions, according to a major international study.
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has recently introduced a new way of testing adult patients for flu, with nurses using a molecular analysing device by the bedside that only takes 20 minutes.
Nurses are deviating from early warning scoring systems and taking fewer vital signs at night so they do not disrupt patients’ sleep, which could be posing a risk to patient safety, according to a new study involving a hospital in England.
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Seasonal influenza levels have continued to rise in the last week across the UK, according to Public Health England, with the country now experiencing the most significant flu season since 2010-11.
A free digital tool designed to help nurses progress in their careers has been launched in London along with voluntary standards for preceptorships, as part of efforts to keep the capital’s nursing staff in the profession.
Women who have gestational diabetes during pregnancy have a higher than usual risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and ischemic heart disease in the future, according to researchers.