Kimberley Hackett

Woman with baby in baby incubator
Nursing Children and Young People

Children in NICU benefit from direct parental care

Infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) who receive direct care from their parents have an improved health outcome, a study has found.

Mental Health Practice

Get the balance right: what the NHS has to do to improve mental health services

A report by The King's Fund reveals the fundamental problems that mental health services in England face compared with other services, which has created an increasingly unstable working environment

SSTI
Emergency Nurse

Management failure in treating skin and soft tissue infections

Risk factors, such as a fever, are associated with failures in the management of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in emergency department observation units (EDOUs), a review has found.

Sepsis
Emergency Nurse

Lactate levels in patients with suspected sepsis

Emergency department (ED) sepsis screening algorithms should incorporate a serum lactate cut off of ≥2mmol/L as a threshold for the initiation of interventions and increased monitoring, research concludes.

Nursing Children and Young People

Specialist training can double consent rates for child organ donation

Child organ donation rates are lower than those for adults but the presence of a specialist nurse during consent discussions can increase rates.

Nursing Children and Young People

Cash incentives may encourage breastfeeding rates early on

Offering financial incentives may increase breastfeeding rates marginally at six to eight weeks.

Frailty
Nursing Older People

Older people benefit from comprehensive assessment in hospital

Research shows that for every 20 patients who receive comprehensive geriatric assessments on admission to hospital, one can avoid admission to a care home.

Sue_Wills_&_Dena_Ross
Nursing Older People

Time to nominate nurse of the year

Celebrate excellence in older people’s nursing by proposing a colleague or team.

Asthma
Nursing Children and Young People

Researchers may have found out why some children with asthma do not respond to treatment

Constraint of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 may help to reduce the effect of respiratory syncytial virus infection in children

Nursing Children and Young People

Study finds novel smoking prevention programme in children had little effect

Intervention focused on ethics and exploitative tactics in the tobacco industry.

Nursing Children and Young People

Trial examines the benefits of statin treatment in lowering blood pressure

Global cardio-renal intervention trial sets out to understand the long-term complications of cardiovascular disease in young people with type 1 diabetes.

Nursing Older People

Improving social isolation and mental well-being through intergenerational music sessions

In a bid to improve residents' health and well-being, one care home in Oxfordshire holds free intergenerational music sessions, where residents and children are engaged in melody making.

Tanya_McCance
Nursing Older People

‘Be curious about people and always show compassion’

Research director Professor Tanya McCance on embedding person-centred care in practice across different settings.

Emergency Nurse

Perception of quality care higher in paediatric emergency departments

Nurses perceive the quality of care to be higher for children in paediatric emergency departments (EDs) than in general EDs, according to a study.

Emergency Nurse

High levels of burnout among emergency department staff, Chinese study finds

A Chinese study examines the relationship between satisfaction and burnout in the emergency department, and the implications this has on staying in their role.

Alex Bolt and Paul Carruthers
Nursing Children and Young People

Transgender issues: ‘Referrals have gone through the roof’

Despite an eight-month waiting list, a four-stage care pathway assessment and an assortment of clinical tests, the number of young people over the age of 14 who want to change gender has increased significantly since 1989

Nursing Children and Young People

Leaving a lasting legacy: Gwen Kirby

Gwen Kirby’s predecessors may not have attended Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) committees and board meetings, but that did not stop this matron from finding a place at the table.

Sharon_Love
Nursing Older People

‘Treat each older person as an individual and always care with a smile’

Double award-winning falls coordinator Sharon Love explains why she feels so passionately about her work.

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