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Practice team blog

Your practice editors Kathryn, Ann, Eileen and Fran talk about nursing in practice

All posts from: October 2014

What will it take for people to realise that making money out of other people's misery is utterly unacceptable?

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthTue, 28 Oct 2014

It’s Hallowe’en again, and as sure as ghouls emerge from graveyards, we have another crop of “hilarious” costumes making a joke out of mental illness.

What happens if a naso-gastric tube gets knotted?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 20 Oct 2014

Some procedures are carried out in hospital wards across the country each and every day with no ill-effect to patients. However this does not mean that because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, that there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for.

‘Nurses are angrier than they’ve been in 32 years’

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 13 Oct 2014

Today, thousands of nurses are expected to take part in industrial action.

Did you know only 30% of quality improvement projects get embedded and are sustained?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 6 Oct 2014

In my job as clinical editor I see the latest trends in quality improvement as hospitals quickly implement the latest policy or idea but I often wonder what happens in the long term when the initial fuss has died down? How often do we see a five or ten year follow-up of a nursing innovation?