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It is the duty of all nurses to report deficiencies in care

01 May 2009

Nursing Standard

Letter

Thank you for Tamsin Snow’s analysis, ‘If nurses speak out about poor care, the regulators must be prepared to listen’ (April 8). She writes: ‘Last month’s damning...

Enforce safety guidelines to prevent needlestick injuries

07 July 2009

Nursing Standard

Letter

An RCN poll in November 2008 revealed that 48 per cent of nurses in the UK have been injured by a needle or sharp at work (news June 17). Nurses continue to be at...

Assessment Made Incredibly Easy! – First UK edition

16 March 2010

Nursing Standard

Book Review

I remember reading North American nursing texts 30 years ago that described the physical assessment of patients. Activities traditionally carried out by doctors have...

Emergency first aid for nurses

25 October 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article provides guidance for nurses on giving first aid in the domestic, pre-hospital and clinical settings. It focuses on resuscitation, cardiac conditions,...

Spot checks are essential to expose problems and improve standards

05 July 2011

Nursing Standard

Letter

Statutory inspections are necessary for the monitoring of healthcare practices. In particular, unannounced inspections are essential.

CQC inspections help to provide good care and a quality service

03 April 2012

Nursing Standard

Letter

Inspection is an important element in ensuring the delivery of good care. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is key to this process and its inspections are rigorous...

Emergency first aid for nurses

19 October 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article provides guidance for nurses on giving first aid in the domestic, pre-hospital and clinical settings. It focuses on resuscitation, cardiac conditions,...

Ready for anything

13 August 2003

Nursing Standard

Careers

THERE WAS a time when first aid skills were taught to nurses as a compulsory component of the pre-registration curriculum, and people assumed that nurses were...

Assessment Made Incredibly Easy! – First UK edition

10 March 2010

Nursing Standard

Book review

I remember reading North American nursing texts 30 years ago that described the physical assessment of patients. Activities traditionally carried out by doctors have...

Core Topics in Operating Department Practice - Anaesthesia and Critical Care

17 October 2007

Nursing Standard

Book review

Written primarily for the operating department practitioner (ODP), this book forms part of a series that explores the core practices and reflects the integral role...