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The NHS relies on a variety of different staff, medicines and equipment in order to provide health care. Coupled with the volume of patients being treated, this can make it difficult to maintain safety. A new report from the National Audit Office looks at what can be done to make the NHS a safer environment for patients.
Antibiotics have had a major impact on health care since the discovery of penicillin. However, the prescribing of antibiotics remains a common practice dilemma. How should the appropriate prescription of antibiotics continue while ensuring that growth of microbial resistance to infectious diseases is kept to a minimum?
New guidelines for the management of hypertension have just been published. These guidelines are relevant for many nurses but especially for those in primary care, who are often involved in the management of people with hypertension and its complications.
It has been known for some time that the latex contained in some medical equipment, such as gloves, can result in an allergic reaction. A new report from the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) looks into the response from NHS organisations to the threat from latex allergies and whether adequate measures have been taken to protect health care staff and… (More)
Bipolar disorder can be a debilitating long-term condition characterised by extreme mood swings, ranging from elation to severe depression and sometimes coexisting mixtures of the two. This article looks at new guidance from NICE (2006) that provides recommendations for nurses on the assessment, treatment and long-term management of bipolar disorder.
The current outbreak of avian influenza in South East Asia has resulted in a small number of human deaths. Avian flu can pass from birds to humans, although the number of humans infected is low. The fear is that the avian flu virus could mutate in a human who was also infected with a common flu virus, creating a new strain that could pass from human to… (More)