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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: November 2014

'Why do so many patients with COPD still have no access to specialist nurses?'

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 24 Nov 2014

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) must come to terms with having a progressive and incurable disease that will increasingly limit their capacity for physical activity, and is almost certain to cause their death. And the fact that it affects the ability to breathe means they are constantly reminded of this frightening prospect.

Hand hygiene reminder light should be in nurses’ heads not on a badge

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 17 Nov 2014

Last week we reported that staff at Doncaster Royal Infirmary are trialling a traffic light-style hand hygiene reminder tool.

Why Nursing Times is celebrating tweeting nurses

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 10 Nov 2014

Twitter is full of nurses. But when I told some non-nursing friends this, they didn’t believe me.

'It is nurses who will have to manage the fallout of poor planning'

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 4 Nov 2014

I was struck last night by a tweet which quoted a CEO of an NHS Trust saying “I’m running the biggest nursing home in Europe. We haven’t done any elective work in years”.