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Occupational health: dealing with stress

04 October 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical occupational health

Stress is a natural, even healthy part of everyday life. However, excessive stress can cause problems, not only for individuals, but also their employers. If stress...

Counting the cost of stress in nursing

11 January 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical personnel

A Northumberland social worker may be in line for loss of earnings compensation of £200,000 because of job stress related illness (1). Widely reported in the media,...

Builders’ mates

19 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Reflections

Construction workers are reluctant to take time off for health appointments so two enterprising nurses are taking services to them.

Ionising radiation: promoting safety for patients, visitors and staff

08 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Diagnostic radiology and sealed and unsealed sources of radiotherapy are valuable in the treatment of cancer. However, unwanted consequences can result from...

Occupational asthma: assessing the risk

18 November 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical occupational health

Asthma caused by factors encountered at work can be overlooked. The author describes some of the risk factors and occupational groups involved and how nurses can...

Back pain in nursing and associated factors: a study

18 June 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article reports on an assessment of back pain and associated factors undertaken with nursing staff on nine NHS hospital wards and two private wards. One hundred...

Managers’ attitudes towards mechanical aids

23 April 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article reports a study of the attitudes of NHS management and financial personnel to issues of moving and handling, in particular the use of mechanical aids....

Hepatitis C: transmission, treatment and occupational risk

20 June 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There is a risk to nurses of contracting hepatitis C through occupational exposure, although in the UK infection is mainly limited to intravenous drug users. In this...

Ionising radiation: promoting safety for patients, visitors and staff

02 August 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

Diagnostic radiology and sealed and unsealed sources of radiotherapy are valuable in the treatment of cancer. However, unwanted consequences can result from...

Safe use of glutaraldehyde

26 April 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Glutaraldehyde is an effective chemical for killing micro-organisms that is used in a variety of healthcare settings to rapidly clean instruments. It is highly toxic...