Issue : June 2011
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Cheers: a guide to boozeSubscription
There will be many times in your student career when you’ll be tempted to head to the bar, but here are a few simple facts to keep you safe and healthy
Healthy eating while at workSubscription
The all-day breakfast, pasty and chips and the cream cake in the afternoon could be a recipe for weight gain, cravings and low energy points during the day. But you can eat healthily even if you are on a shift. Here’s our guide to feelgood food
Doctors are using a taxpayer-funded programme to pocket “millions of pounds” in windfalls from their surgeries, an investigation has found.
Childhood obesity could lead to later liver disease Subscription
Liver disease could affect the lives of more than 500,000 young people because of childhood obesity, according to one government expert.
Teenagers most prone to sunburn Subscription
Teenagers and people in their 20s are more likely to get sunburned and sit out during the hottest part of the day than those who are older, research shows.
Appointing dedicated infection control nurses (ICNs) to oversee central line catheter insertions can slash bloodstream infections, according to US researchers.
Training nurses and healthcare support staff to reduce urinary catheter use where possible has the knock-on effect of helping to reduce infection risk, according to US researchers.
Dickon Weir-Hughes, chief exec and registrar for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, held a webchat today at 1pm. You can read the transcript here
Repositioning older persons at risk of pressure ulcers every three hours at night, using the “30 degree tilt” method, reduces the incidence of pressure ulcers, according to Irish researchers.
Inducing labour in the weeks around term, or from week 39 to week 41, is not connected with higher rates of Caesarean section compared with waiting for a later spontaneous or induced labour, according to Danish researchers.
Women with gestational diabetes experience fewer adverse outcomes when treated with diet or metformin instead of insulin, according to New Zealand researchers.
International researchers have devised 12 recommendations for the use of negative pressure wound therapy in the treatment of traumatic wounds and reconstructive surgery, after reviewing more than 192 studies into the use of the vacuum assisted technique.
Student nurse, Elena Ivany, wants everyone - no matter what their role - to work together to put patients at the centre of hospital care
Nursingtimes.net wins at Online Media AwardsSubscription
Nursingtimes.net has scooped the prestigious Chairman’s Award at the Online Media Awards 2011.
Registered users of nursingtimes.net can claim 15% off any of the titles from the Clinical Pocket Reference series, plus free UK shipping.
Practice and oncology nurses' views soughtSubscription
A researcher at the University of Glamorgan is studying nurse adopters of genetics within practice and oncology nursing.
Nursingtimes.net is partnering with Netbuddy to help nurses care for people with learning disabilities. Here, we look at tips on feeding tubes.
Trusts and other NHS providers will be held much more heavily to account for their investment in the training of nurses and other health professionals, the government has announced.
Key changes to the NHS reforms to widen clinical involvement in commissioning to nursing and hospital doctors will be included in NHS regulations but not be written into legislation, the government has said.
Action demanded over hospital deathsSubscription
Labour has called for urgent action following a report about an increase in deaths from dehydration in Scottish hospitals.
Government stands by pension changeSubscription
The government is on course for an autumn showdown with the trade unions after Treasury chief secretary Danny Alexander insisted ministers would not back down over plans to reform public sector pensions.
Knee surgery aid for sports injuriesVideoSubscription
A new device could improve the success rate for surgery on a knee injury that has afflicted sports stars such as Michael Owen, scientists have said.
A vaccine targeting the human papillomavirus (HPV) has produced “encouraging” results.
Better support for carers urgedSubscription
GPs will be given an information pack to help them identify and provide more support to the six million carers in the UK.
Two Winterbourne View nurses suspended by NMCSubscription
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today suspended the registration of two nurses from Winterbourne View Care Home in Hambrook, which recently featured in an episode of Panorama.
Nurses who work in accident and emergency or mental health settings are more likely to smoke than other nurses, according to an Australian study.
Increased testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may have caused the first decrease in new cases in a decade.
Olive oil should be recommended for over-65s in a bid to prevent strokes among older people, researchers say.
Widening online health services could improve men’s health by reaching those who do not engage with traditional face-to-face NHS services, a leading health charity has said.
'The presentation is graphic but not gratuitous: I tell them the realities and the worst stories'Subscription
A&E nurse clinician Rob Jackson sees the results of knife crime first hand - and tells young people all about it
Men apparently don’t do enough to look after their health. Why?
A survey has found that 41% of people found that their healthcare professional was the best person to talk to about their diabetes.
Sleeping on left side may reduce risk of still birth Subscription
The position in which women sleep on the last night of their pregnancy is related to their risk of still birth, say researchers.
Although prostate cancer kills more than 10,000 men every year, it is still commonly believed that those who have the disease often die as a result of another illness first.
'Talent management is about doing things for your best people and investing in their development'Subscription
Knowing the aspirations and potential of your staff will help you get the best out of them, says Sue Pemberton
'I’m a bit sad to admit much of my inspiration and learning has been from doctors as opposed to nurses'Subscription
We talk to Gail South, respiratory nurse consultant and clinical lead at BreathingSpace, a nurse-led respiratory disease unit at Rotherham Foundation Trust. She has been a nurse for 32 years.
There must be a registered nurse on the board of every GP led commissioning consortia, the government has said in its revised health reform plans – marking a victory for the Nursing Times’ Seat on the Board campaign.
Gwynneth Paltrow is of course very famous. Well known for sobbing at the Oscars and, my wife assures me, for being in “lots of films”.
Senior lecturer, Peter Woodward, argues in light of the BBC Panorama case, the advantages of registration and the positive attitude of support staff towards registration, it should happen as soon as possible
A new body due to be set up to oversee the education of health professionals should undertake an urgent review of healthcare assistant regulation, the government’s Future Forum has recommended.
Current provision of post-registration training for nurses is “unacceptable” and must be the subject of a national review, the government’s Future Forum has recommended.
Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: improving servicesVideoSubscription
This Social Care Institute for Excellence film looks at how services can be improved for people with behaviours that challenge.
Dignity in careSubscription
Research indicates that there are eight main factors that promote dignity in care. Each of these contributes to a person’s sense of self respect, and they should all be present in care.
These e-learning resources from the Social Care Institute for Excellence are freely available to all. They provide audio, video and interactive technology to assist with working with older people in care homes.
Those who need safeguarding help are often elderly and frail, living on their own in the community, or without much family support in care homes.
Nurses should be denied a seat on the boards of GP commissioning consortia, the government’s Future Forum has recommended.