Issue : October 2017
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When I was asked to undertake mouthcare at the start of my nurse training back in 1981 I was taught to put on a pair of gloves, wrap a piece of gauze soaked in bicarbonate solution around my index finger, put it in my patient’s mouth and hope they did not bite.
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Significant weight loss could reverse type 2 diabetes, according to early findings from a new study looking at how nurse-led diet programmes in primary care can tackle the condition.
Evidence of a bullying culture and a failure to respond to serious concerns, especially among black and minority ethnic staff, have been uncovered at an NHS trust in the North West of England, following the first review by the national office responsible for improving the ability of health workers to speak out.
’Laura Wayman’s book, written from her personal carer experience and extensive dementia-care consultancy work, steers the reader through the caregiving journey with the aim of developing dementia-awareness.’
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during October and early November 2017? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
Student nurses and other trainee healthcare professionals are failing to be taught about dementia care to the same standard due to inconsistent approaches by regulators, academics working in the field have claimed.
Midwives should make “every effort possible” to ensure mothers and babies have skin-to-skin contact within one hour of birth, according to a major new report on maternity care that shows not all are experiencing this important bonding process.
Standards for emergency care aimed at ironing out the “weekend effect” do not appear to have made any difference to the number of excess deaths on Saturdays and Sundays, according to a new study.
NHS Improvement has released draft safe staffing guidelines covering children and young people’s inpatient wards, and also acute inpatient neonatal services.