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Part 1 of this two-part series on injection techniques describes the evidence base and procedure for administering an intramuscular injection
Blackcurrant cough syrup recall over mould riskSubscription
Some batches of own-brand blackcurrant cough syrups for children have been recalled because there is a risk that they may include mould, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) has advised.
Concerns raised by nurses more than 25 years ago about excessive use of powerful painkilling drugs at Gosport War Memorial Hospital were ignored resulting in lives being needlessly cut short, according to a public inquiry into more than 800 deaths at the hospital.
Alternative drugs may be more effective than the standard drug currently used to stop women bleeding after childbirth, according to a Cochrane review of available evidence.
Nursing staff who are pioneering the use of 24-hour “nurse-filled” antibiotic pumps say the approach has transformed the lives of patients and saved tens of thousands of pounds.
Concerns changes will involve “piling duties on to unqualified workers”
Sandra Hanson and Helen Ripper made a video that helps parents and GPs to treat childhood constipation in the community. Their initiative won the Continence Promotion and Care category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
Five new medicines, including treatments for hepatitis C, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, have been approved for use by regulators in Scotland.
How can health professionals ensure that opiate-based painkillers are taken safely and appropriately? Lucy Bates suggests that supporting the Opioids Aware campaign might be a good place to start
An updated version of the standards nursing associates will need to meet and the list of skills they should be trained in have been released in draft form by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, with changes made to sections on medicines and common symptoms.