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  • Comment on: Repositioning older people every three hours reduces pressure ulcers

    sara .'s comment 4 July, 2011 11:43 pm

    Like many of the above it was always 2 hourly turns - am horrified that people are left for 6 hours!

    We did have the evidence back in the 80's albeit not journal published, a lot of nurses many years prior to that time had worked out the optimum time for turning patients.

  • Comment on: GPs allowed to keep the profits from surgery sales

    sara .'s comment 4 July, 2011 11:38 pm

    I agree that this is unacceptable and it needs to be stopped.

  • Comment on: Midwives to educate mothers of alcohol risks

    sara .'s comment 13 June, 2011 8:19 pm

    I agree I would have thought midwives already do this. Money may be better spent on school nursing and therefore education before the horse has bolted?

  • Comment on: Trusts fined over mixed sex wards

    sara .'s comment 22 May, 2011 4:30 pm

    I had to have a minor procedure and the mixed sex ward thing was a joke. All patients arrived in the morning, all taken to their beds to be admitted, all women returned to wait in the waiting room, men waited by there beds. The ward was not full and no-one had a bed next to anyone else. One poor lady clearly could not mobilise with ease but was forced to traipse backwards and forwards to the waiting room, post surgery/procedure of course we all had to be in a bed anyway. It made everyone's lives difficult and was ridiculous.

    In some area's single sex wards are better, but in some day procedure areas - does it really matter? If individuals prefer, they could be placed as far away as possible from the nearest person of the opposite sex.

    The government cut beds, in lots of areas having male and female wards will mean more staff.

  • Comment on: Managers make tea for nurses to celebrate Nurses Day

    sara .'s comment 15 May, 2011 8:01 am

    It's nice to have things to celebrate but in the current culture the cup of tea is a bit patronising...

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