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woensdag 11 oktober 2017

Patients with reported penicillin allergy at ‘higher SSI risk’

Patients with reported penicillin allergy at 'higher SSI risk'
Patients who report having a prior penicillin allergy have been found to have a 50% increased risk of developing a surgical site infection (SSI), according to US researchers.
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Draft nursing associate standards released 'to adjust training'
The minimum standards that nursing associates will need to achieve have been revealed in draft plans by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, but do not confirm the extent to which those in the new role will be able to administer medication or how far they will be accountable for delegated activities.
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School nurses call for road safety to be higher priority
School nurses from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are urging parents and teachers to make road safety a top priority.
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Mary Seacole charity launches new education programme
The Mary Seacole Trust, which promotes the legacy of Crimean War nursing pioneer Mary Seacole, is launching an education programme with projects planned across Black History Month.
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Exclusive: Nurses left in limbo over training tax refund process
Nurses who were incorrectly taxed while doing extra training to boost their skills have voiced their frustration at ongoing difficulty in getting refunds, often amounting to thousands of pounds.
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'Renewed emphasis' on preventing in-patient suicide needed
A "renewed emphasis" on preventing people from killing themselves on in-patient wards is needed in order to return to previous reductions in suicide rates, experts from a national inquiry have said.
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