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No time for quality end of life care, stretched nurses say

21 February 2018

Nursing Standard

News

Almost two thirds (65%) of nurses do not have sufficient time to provide high quality care for patients who are dying, an exclusive survey conducted jointly by...

NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis and management

21 February 2018

Nursing Standard

Clinical update

Essential facts Asthma is a chronic inflammatory respiratory disease. It can affect people of any age, but often starts in childhood. Asthma can change during a...

Revalidation process gives specialists a chance to shine

13 April 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Analysis

AT THE beginning of this month, the first nurses to use the new revalidation system completed their applications and maintained their registration. By April 2019,...

Collectively inspiring nurses to advance practice

09 July 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Growing cancer survival rates in the UK mean there will be an increasing need for nurses who care for people affected by cancer. The UK Oncology Nursing Society acts...

Pilot finds nurse-led aftercare reduces patient distress but does not save money

01 November 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

News

A TRIAL of nurse-led aftercare assessments for newly diagnosed cancer patients reduces their distress but may not save money, findings show.

Emergency nurses test NHS response to Ebola outbreak

05 November 2014

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

URGENT CARE staff should be aware that Ebola must be ruled out in all patients at their first point of contact in emergency departments (EDs), new guidance warns.

Reflective practice is vital to the revalidation process

08 April 2016

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

BY THE start of this month, the first emergency nurses to use the new revalidation system will have completed their applications and maintained their registration....

National alert system to pick up early signs of abuse

07 September 2015

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

WHEN A child visits an emergency department regularly, staff will generally start to suspect whether they could be treating a victim of abuse. But if a child is...

Sepsis

12 September 2016

Emergency Nurse

Clinical update

Essential facts Picture credit: Science Photo Library Sepsis, a clinical syndrome caused by the body’s immune and coagulation systems being switched on by an...

Tougher nurse competencies set new standard for trauma centres

12 September 2016

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

By the end of September, all emergency departments (EDs) that accept trauma patients will have been assessed against rigorous new standards for nurse knowledge and...