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OBJECTIVE To determine whether implementation of an alphanumeric-paging system would improve physician work environment. DESIGN Surveys were distributed to all general surgery residents, faculty, and nurses before and after implementation of an alphanumeric-paging system. Housestaff also kept a detailed log of paging activity before and after the… (More)
BACKGROUND Pollen beetle (Meligethes spp.) is a major pest of European oilseed rape crops. Its resistance to pyrethroid insecticides has been recorded in samples of beetles collected in Europe since at least 1999, and problems with the control of the beetle in the field have been widely reported. In 2007, a Pollen Beetle Working Group was formed through the… (More)
SUMMARY Quinoxyfen is a protectant fungicide which controls powdery mildew diseases by interfering with germination and/or appressorium formation. Mutants of barley powdery mildew, Blumeria graminis f.sp. hordei, which are resistant to quinoxyfen produce fewer conidia, which germinate and form appressoria more promiscuously than do the prolific numbers of… (More)
Wheat powdery mildew, Blumeria (= Erysiphe) graminis DC f sp tritici Marschal is one of the most important foliar diseases of cereals in Europe, and has shown a high potential for adaptability in sensitivity towards modern fungicides during the last 20 years. Quinoxyfen is a surface-mobile fungicide from a new chemical class that has been commercially used… (More)
RCN members have called on the college to demand a 'systematic rebanding' of NHS jobs under Agenda for Change (AfC).
Developing the skills of nurses, healthcare assistants and other non-medical staff is the only way the NHS can meet the changing demands of patient care.
Nurses should be prepared to have difficult conversations with parents about diet in a bid to tackle child obesity, the government has said.
An acute care nurse consultant who contributed to a national report on sepsis has questioned why all hospitals do not have formal protocols for its diagnosis and treatment.
A leading nurse academic has warned that using the new nursing associate role to replace registered nurses would be a 'risk'.
By Chris Longhurst @news_rcni NHS FUNDING cuts recommended in Lord Carter’s review of productivity must not be made at the expense of safe care, the RCN has warned. Lord Carter’s report on his 18-month investigation of 32 non-specialist acute hospitals in England, published last month, claims that savings of £20 billion can be made by 2020. However, RCN… (More)