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Views of mental health nurses on mentoringSubscription
Mentors play a crucial role in the training of student nurses. Mental health nurses share their views on how mentoring can be improved
Avoiding air embolism when removing CVCsSubscription
CVC removal is fairly straightforward but nurses should take essential steps to avoid complications
Hospitals are not using early warning systems to identify deteriorating patients, despite evidence they can help reduce hospital death rates.
Over the past 20 years, more and more babies have been born by C-section. We need to eliminate unnecessary procedures and increase normal birth rates
The quality of end of life care varies significantly. A challenge is to enable people to die in their place of choice and avoid inappropriate admission to hospital
Pressure ulcers are a major sickness burden, and cause reduced quality of life for patients. The high impact team reveal how to prevent avoidable skin damage
Even if there is no injury, falls can lead to a loss of confidence and independence. Reducing the number of falls sustained by older people in NHS care is a priority
Detecting problems after gastrostomySubscription
An NPSA Rapid Response Report outlines how to ensure that complications occurring after gastrostomy are detected and responded to without delay
Sickness absence impacts on continuity of care and costs the NHS £1.7bn each year. Ward managers must take action to improve nurses’ health and wellbeing
Malnutrition is often unrecognised and its consequences can be devastating. Ensuring patients receive adequate nutrition and hydration is fundamental.