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01 November 2008

Nursing Older People

General Artical

Statistics from NHS Direct’s national database illustrate the age range of its service users. Half of the 473,000callers in July 2008 were 16-44 year olds and16 per...

Targeting early discharge

06 December 2008

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The government has denied claims that older people are being discharged too soon from hospital so that operational standards can be met. CHRISTIAN DUFFIN reports

Nurse prescribers make debut at this year’s outdoor festivals

08 November 2011

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

This year’s Glastonbury and Reading music festivals were different from those of previous years. conditions such as sprained ankles and stomach bugs were evident, as...

E-learning spares students’ blushes

01 October 2007

Learning Disability Practice

News

Learning disability nurses are being trained in positive behaviour support through an e-learning programme, believed to be the first in the UK.

A tough act to follow

01 February 2009

Learning Disability Practice

News feature

More people attended London’s theatres in 2008 than in any other year on record. Almost 14 million people attended the capital’s auditoria, the Society of London...

What US care reforms will mean for emergency nurses

01 October 2010

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

IN MARCH, United States president Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act.

NMC plans first-aid training for all new nursing students

01 October 2010

Emergency Nurse

News

ALL NEW nursing students are to be trained in ‘essential’ first aid, according to plans published last month by the nursing regulatory body.

Quarter of emergency nurses may leave specialty by 2015

08 March 2013

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

The intense pressure that emergency department (ED) staff are under has been highlighted by three recent reports.

Passing the screen test

01 February 2009

Learning Disability Practice

News feature

It is tricky trying to get people with learning disabilities to come forward for cancer screening. One problem is that they might have difficulties reading...

Inpatient transfer policy has been an ‘abject failure’

26 November 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Analysis

WHEN INVESTIGATIVE reporters working undercover filmed the abuse of people with learning disabilities at the Winterbourne View hospital in Bristol, they probably...