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Providing Care In An Emergency Situation Outside The Work Environment December 2017 The Nursing and Midwifery Council has produced a new advice sheet for nurses and midwives. The advice expands on the guidance in the Code, and contains information on duty of care, personal... Read More →
Pandemic Influenza Guidance For Primary Care Dentistry December 2017 Guidance has been published which provides specific advice to the NHS on the delivery and contract arrangements for primary care dentistry in the event of a Pandemic. It supplements and should be... Read More →
Birth Then And Now December 2017 Halfway through the 20th century, views on pain in labour encompassed almost everything from women's self-blame to blaming nurses, midwives, doctors or partners for 'bad experiences'. Soon after... Read More →
NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center December 2017 The National Library of Medicine has published a new web resource for its Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). The aim of the DIMRC website is to provide access to quality... Read More →
Preparedness Of Emergency Departments managing chemical incidents November 2017 A number of significant chemical incidents occur in the UK each year and may require Emergency Departments (EDs) to receive and manage contaminated casualties. Previously UK EDs have been found to... Read More →
Critical Care Contingency Planning Materials November 2017 A set of general principles have been provided to guide all NHS organisations in developing their ability to respond to an emergency where the number of patients substantially exceeds normal... Read More →
Design For Patient Safety October 2017 The Design for Patient Safety series looks at how better design can reduce risk, improve the working environment, and ensure better, patient-centred care.

The series is based on the belief... Read More →
Future Of Surgery To Take Place Close To Patients Homes October 2017 A report on the future of planned surgery, recommends that 80% of all surgery should be done locally with the remaining 20% of the more complex cases taking place at specialist centres where... Read More →
Urinary alkalinisation for acute chlorophenoxy herbicide poisoning October 2017 Acute poisoning with chlorophenoxy herbicides such as 2,4-D and MCPA is reported world wide, potentially causing severe toxicity and death. Since there is no antidote for chlorophenoxy herbicides,... Read More →
H1-antihistamines for the treatment of anaphylaxis with and without shock October 2017 Anaphylaxis is a rare, but potentially life-threatening emergency. Evidence suggests that incidence may be increasing rapidly. Common triggers of anaphylaxis include a variety of foods, drugs and... Read More →

Resources

Infectious Disease Advisor January 2018 Infectious Disease Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers infectious disease specialists and other...
Clinical Pain Advisor January 2018 Clinical Pain Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers pain medicine healthcare professionals a...
The Drugs & Bugs app January 2018 The Drugs & Bugs app by Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR) is an essential resource for allied healthcare professionals,...
Cancer.net mobile by ASCO January 2018 The Cancer.net mobile app by ASCO provides info on 120 types of cancer, including treatment information, managing side...
Cancer Emergency Response Tool - CERT January 2018 The Cancer Emergency Response Tool (CERT) allows cancer patients to rapidly and effectively manage chemotherapy toxicity...
Managing Head Injury January 2018 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued an updated guideline on the early care of...
Pandemic Influenza Surge Capacity And Prioritisation In Health Services December 2017 A document has been published which is designed to give guidance on managing the surge capacity needed to respond to an...
Safety Report Gives Insight Into Patient Deterioration November 2017 A report, ?Recognising and responding appropriately to early signs of deterioration in hospitalised patients?, was launched...
Planning For The Management Of Burn-Injured Patients October 2017 Best practice guidance has been published to describe a general set of principles to NHS organisations in planning,...
Management of the Fractured Edentulous Atrophic Mandible October 2017 Fractures of the toothless brittle and weakened lower jaw are fairly common in elderly people. Options for treatment...
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