Jackie Cosh

Understanding the effects of eczema

Emotional and practical support is crucial for the families of children with eczema. This was the main feedback from a workshop organised by the charity Eczema Outreach Scotland for first-year nursing students at the University of Edinburgh

Vital signs of the times

A new camera-based technology has been developed to monitor vital signs without disturbing the patient. Oxecam has been trialled in the kidney unit and neonatal intensive care unit of two Oxford hospitals, and there are hopes the technology could also be used in patients’ homes. It has the potential to save nurses’ time, but is not intended to replace them.