Category list : Patient safety
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Dental x-rays may increase cancer riskSubscription
The risk of contracting cancer could be increased due to repeated exposed to dental x-rays, a new study has found.
“NHS tests and drugs ‘do more harm than good’,” is the headline in The Telegraph, while The Guardian warns: “Doctors to withhold treatments in campaign against ‘too much medicine’.”
Hospital infection rates to be published weeklySubscription
Infection rates at English hospitals will be published online on a weekly basis, it has been announced.
How to prevent the spread of norovirusSubscription
Norovirus has a significant impact on healthcare resources. Nurses can help to prevent its spread by maintaining good hand hygiene and infection control measures
Q I have heard that ventilations are no longer important in resuscitation – is this true?
Fewer than half of leg amputation patients in England and Wales receive good care, according to a new report.
NHS to continue funding homoeopathySubscription
There are no plans to stop funding homeopathy on the NHS despite a critical report from MPs earlier this year, the government has said.
Stress makes wounds heal slowerSubscription
Stress and anxiety can make it more difficult for wounds to heal, new research has shown.
Changes in the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 that came into force this year have enabled appropriately qualified nurses to independently prescribe controlled drugs (CDs), mix controlled drugs with another medicine, and use CDs in patient group directions.
"I know what my body is telling me I need"Subscription
Alun Morgan, 62, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 49. He describes his contrasting experiences of nursing care during a short spell in hospital.