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NHS Protect calls for consistent lone worker protection after survey highlights gaps
As NHS workers become more mobile and provide more services out in the community, NHS Protect has completed a comprehensive survey of lone worker protection across the NHS in England, and found...

Data shows disconnect between healthcare professionals and patient perceptions of impact of chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Norgine B.V. has presented new data highlighting a perceptual gap between healthcare professionals and patients in terms of the incidence and impact on patients' daily life of chemotherapy and...

Interest in child-specific nurse practitioner programs dwindling
Study suggests that shrinking capacity in programs is a result of this lack of interestWhile the number of graduates from family or adult nurse practitioner programs continues to rise, student...

Employers urged to create conditions which encourage doctors, nurses and midwives to admit mistakes, UK
When things go wrong patients should expect a face to face explanation and apology from doctors, nurses and midwives according to new guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing...

Longer breaks between shifts promote nurses' recovery from work
Reducing short breaks between shifts helps nurses recover from work, according to a new study from Finland.

Study examines trends in smoking among health students
The prevalence of smoking among undergraduate nursing and physiotherapy students in Spain decreased from 29.3% in 2003 to 18.2% in 2013.

At-home treatment for heart failure patients eases burden for families and for NHS
A programme for delivering a common heart failure treatment in the home or community clinic could reduce the need for many people being admitted to hospital and save the NHS vital funds as shown by...

Research published about unexpected complications of low-risk pregnancies
When a woman becomes pregnant or is planning a pregnancy, one of her first decisions is where she will deliver her baby.

Clampdown on staffing agencies charging NHS extortionate rates
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt orders clampdown as part of tough new financial controls to cut down on waste in the NHS.

Mining Ebola tweets yields valuable outbreak information
Researchers who analyzed tens of thousands of tweets sent during early stages of the current Ebola outbreak conclude Twitter mining can usefully inform public health education.

Researchers from the University of York pilot mental health training programme for nurses amid the Ebola outbreak
Researchers say more needs to be done to address the mental health needs of families caught up in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

NHS Inpatient 2014 results show positive patient perception yet significant improvements are still needed
Results from the 2014 NHS Inpatient Survey show a strong support for the NHS and reflect a general staff commitment to providing high quality care to patients.

A common hospital soap may reduce MRSA spread
Researchers suggest patient care and reduction of MRSA and other hospital-acquired infections may both benefit from using the common hospital soap chlorhexidine to bathe patients.

Nurses cut stress 40 percent with relaxation steps at work
A study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that a workplace mindfulness-based intervention reduced stress levels of employees exposed to a highly stressful...

Team approach to cardiovascular practice addresses challenges
Building teams that include advanced practice providers can help cardiovascular practices meet the challenges of workforce shortages, an aging patient population with growing complexities in care...

Broken chain of communication in hospitals is harming care of elderly
Elderly patients are enduring poor care in hospitals because of a communication block between the frontline and NHS management.

How hospitals can improve outcomes of weekend surgeries
More nurses, electronic medical records among resources that help overcome 'weekend effect'Studies have shown that patients who undergo surgeries on weekends tend to experience longer hospital...

Cloth masks -- dangerous to your health?
The widespread use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a...

Updated guidance for professionals who provide care after death
The second edition of guidance for the wide range of staff responsible for care after death has been launched.

Multi-organization call to action identifies and addresses safety concerns in labor
A healthcare, industry-first collaborative blueprint for labor and delivery safety, developed by four leading professional organizations in maternal health, calls for improving communication among...

UTMB develops new online tool for nurses
Simplifies learning evidence-based practice skillsAs tremendous advances are made in medicine, practitioners have new tools, but they also have more information to absorb and incorporate to...

Study - Governments can prevent tragic death toll of mothers and babies
Policy changes needed to save lives of mothers and newbornsGovernments could substantially reduce the tragic death toll of infants and mothers by making postnatal care services more accessible ...

Research on medical abortion and miscarriage may change international routines
Two scientific studies led by researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet are expected to form the basis of new international recommendations for the treatment of medical abortions and...

New guidance for looked after children includes call for increased time for named doctors to assess and support patients, UK
There are an estimated 92,000 children in care across the UK, many with complex health and well-being needs - and professionals caring for them are crucial to ensuring the poor health, education...

AMA recommends responsible and informed use of restraint in aged care, Australia
The AMA has revised its Position Statement on Restraint in the Care of People in Residential Aged Care Facilities.