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Pharmacology Quiz Series - 12

New research centre will focus on BAME health issues in wake of Covid deaths

A new national centre is to be set up to specifically investigate the impact of race and ethnicity on patient health and the NHS workforce, which has been put in “stark” relief by Covid-19. NHS England and the NHS Confederation said the NHS Race and…

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Medical-surgical Nursing Quiz Series - 15

RCN repeats calls for government to reconsider student nursing fees

Unions have collaborated once again to ask ministers to review the funding arrangements for nursing students in England who have helped during the pandemic. A letter addressed to health and social care secretary Matt Hancock was sent at the beginning of the month outlining their…

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Trusts told to pay overtime to nurses of all levels during crisis

Nurses including those at a senior level should no longer be expected to work extra hours for free during the coronavirus pandemic under new national guidance issued today. The intervention from the NHS Staff Council comes amid concerns that some staff are not being properly…

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Nurses must play ‘catch up’ to tackle cancer backlog

A charity is calling on the government for more investment in health workers to help meet the increased demand of cancer care in the UK after many surgeries and treatments were postponed due to coronavirus. Macmillan Cancer Support has warned that tens of thousands of…

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Welsh health board loses two Filipino colleagues to Covid-19

Two Filipino colleagues at a health board in Wales, including one nurse, have died on the same day from Covid-19. Tributes have been paid to nurse Dominga David, 62, and theatre assistant Allan Macalalad, 44, from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, who both died on 26 May. “I…

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Fundamental of Nursing Quiz Series - 12

First ‘Seacole’ centre for Covid-19 rehab opens its doors to patients

A new rehabilitation facility named after one of the UK’s most respected nursing figures and dedicated to helping patients recover from the long-term effects of coronavirus has received its first patients, according to NHS England. The NHS Seacole Centre will provide enhanced community services to patients…

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NHS Highland starts cultural ‘healing process’ process after Covid-19 delay

A troubled health board in Scotland has said it will now start meeting the requirements set out in a critical report into historic cultural failings at the organisation, after delaying its response due to the coronavirus outbreak. Following several whistleblowing cases in 2018 by senior…

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Concerns remain over trust maternity service safety, despite improvements

Concerns remain about the safety of maternity services at a trust in Kent where a baby died three years ago, despite “green shoots” of improvement, according to regulators. The Care Quality Commission has rated maternity services provided by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust…

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Nurse marries doc in hospital chapel after wedding cancelled by Covid-19

A nurse and doctor who had to cancel their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic have got married at the same London hospital where they both work. Ambulatory emergency nurse Jann Tipping, 34, and acute medical registrar Annalan Navaratnam, 30, tied the knot at the…

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Two CNOs among new fellows appointed by community nursing charity

Professor Charlotte McArdle, chief nursing officer for Northern Ireland, and Ruth May, chief nursing officer for England, are among three new fellows appointed by the Queen’s Nursing Institute. Rosalynde Lowe, a former chair of the QNI’s council and a current trustee, is the third new…

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Women at greater risk of breast cancer after pre-invasive disease decades earlier

Women who are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) during breast screening have higher risks of developing breast cancer and of death from breast cancer, according to UK researchers. They found the risks were more than double those of the general population, even for…

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Researchers find indicators that could predict a patient’s sepsis response

Researchers have identified molecular “signatures” found in the blood that clinicians can use to indicate how patients respond to sepsis, and they say their findings could be helpful in treating Covid-19. Located in the immune component of the blood, the molecular profiles can also be…

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Harder for BME nurses to access PPE during Covid-19 crisis, finds survey

Fresh light has been shed on the inequalities facing black and ethnic minority nurses during the Covid-19 crisis, with a survey suggesting they have found it harder to get protective equipment (PPE) than their white colleagues. Only 43% of BME nursing staff in high risk…

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Psychology Quiz Series - 11

Covid-19 ‘test and trace’ service ready for launch in England

A new system of testing everyone suspected of having Covid-19 and tracing their close contacts will be launched in England this week. The government said the NHS Test and Trace service formed a “central part” of its “coronavirus recovery strategy” and aimed to help reduce…

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New NHS-backed standards for nurses going into primary care

A new set of voluntary education and practice standards for nurses beginning a career in general practice in England have today been published. Community nursing charity the Queen’s Nursing Institute was commissioned by NHS England to develop the framework to help provide more structure for…

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Charity launches clinically supervised wellbeing service for health staff

A mental health charity has upped its support for health workers with a new service offering 10,000 hours of free resources for those working during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Laura Hyde Foundation launched the material during Mental Health Awareness Week to provide additional support amid…

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Nutrition and Biochemistry Quiz Series - 9

University first to gain top award for education on infant feeding support

A university in London has become the first in the country to secure a top award for the sustainability of the training it provides to student midwives on infant feeding support. University of West London midwives have excelled in infant feeding support to become the…

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Study pinpoints risk factors for young people developing type 2 diabetes

Weight, blood pressure and blood fat elevations are greater in young people who develop type 2 diabetes, according to UK researchers. However, they also found differences in how these factors affected diabetes risk according to gender and racial background. “Our findings could help explain why…

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Researchers identify risk factors for severe Covid-19 and death in UK patients

Older age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness have emerged as risk factors for UK patients experiencing severe Covid-19 and in some cases dying, according to researchers. The largest observational study to date found that the risk of death increased in the over 50s, as…

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Government ministers claim to have ‘significantly boosted’ UK PPE supplies

The government has announced that it has signed deals with more than 100 new suppliers from around the world for personal protective equipment as well as increasing domestic production. It said the overseas deals included a further 3.7 billion gloves, while UK companies had contracts…

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Some Covid-19 patients to get ebola drug remdesivir, says government

Covid-19 patients who fit select criteria will be prescribed the ebola drug remdesivir, the first treatment to be approved specifically for coronavirus, according to the government. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said that early data on the drug, which is undergoing trials…

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Coronavirus claims lives of three long-serving hospital nurses

A nurse educator who was helping to ensure colleagues were protected during the pandemic and a nurse who had worked at her hospital for four decades have both died, after contracting Covid-19. Joselito Habab, orthopaedic trauma nurse co-ordinator at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation…

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Nurses in Yorkshire trail use of video consultations due to Covid-19  

A hospital trust in Yorkshire has announced it is “stepping up” the use of digital video consultations to help support patients “during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond”. Video consultations are being trialled, as appropriate, across a number of departments at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation…

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Covid-19 surge forces hospital trust to temporary shut to new patients

Weston General Hospital in Somerset has temporarily stopped accepting new patients, including into its accident and emergency department, due to a “high number of patients with Covid-19”. The move, introduced from 8am on Monday, was a “precautionary measure” in order to maintain the safety of…

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Children ‘half as likely’ to catch coronavirus as adults, suggests study

Children and young people appear to be over 50% less likely to catch coronavirus than adults but evidence remains weak on how likely children are to transmit it to others, according to researchers. They said the findings provided further evidence on child susceptibility to Covid-19…

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Microbiology Quiz Series - 9

Large study finds ‘no evidence’ anti-malarials benefit Covid-19 patients  

The anti-malarial treatments chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine do not provide benefit to Covid-19 patients, according to researchers from the US and Switzerland. In fact, their study found the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine was linked to increased rates of mortality and heart arrhythmias among hospital patients…

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Anatomy and Physiology Quiz Series - 9



NCLEX Quiz Series   Sterilization Quiz   NSAID Quiz               Vitamin A Quiz

Previous Nursing Exam Question Paper     Red blood cell (RBC) Quiz

Anatomy and Physiology Quiz Series  Immunoglobin & Immunity Quiz

Anatomy and Physiology Quiz Series   BCG or MMR Quiz

Community Health Nursing Quiz Series  Level of Prevention

Child Health Nursing Quiz Series           Female Reproductive System

Medical – Surgical Nursing Quiz Series    Method of Teaching

Maternity Nursing Quiz Series   Polio Vaccine Quiz

Mental Health Nursing Quiz Series  DT Vaccine

Fundamental Health Nursing Quiz Series   Mental Health Quiz

Nutrition and Biochemistry Quiz Series

Psychology Quiz Series     Anaemia Quiz          Components of blood Quiz

Microbiology Quiz Series   Vitamin Quiz

Pharmacology Quiz Series    DPT Vaccine

Nursing Education Quiz Series

Nursing Research & Statistics Quiz Series

Nursing Management Quiz Series  Acid-base imbalance Quiz

Visa fears mean Filipino nurses ‘feel unable to say no’ during crisis

Filipino nurses working in the UK fear repercussions for their visa status if they refuse any work during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a leading nurse campaigner. Francis Fernando, officer of the Filipino Nurses UK Association, has been among the key voices raising concerns about…

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Nursing Management Quiz Series - 11

Nursing Research Quiz Series - 14

RCN urges government to be ‘honest’ about nurses’ pay history

The Royal College of Nursing has written to the prime minister to demand an “honest dialogue” over the value of nurses ahead of the next round of formal pay talks. The issue of nurse pay has become increasingly contentious for the government as the UK…

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Two-thirds of BME staff feel unsafe at work, reveals snapshot survey

Black and minority ethnic (BME) health professionals have reported feeling like they are going "unseen" and "unheard" and believe they are working in unsafe conditions. A small-scale survey organised by Channel 4 News has found that more than half of BME staff in NHS trusts in…

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Health and care staff front of queue for ‘game changer’ antibody tests

Antibody tests will be offered to all health and social care staff in England to determine whether they have had Covid-19 in a move hailed a potential “game changer” in the effort to end the crisis. Supplies of the tests are also being secured for…

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New guidance for practice nurses redeployed to community

A new document has been published outlining the key competencies required of practice nurses if they are redeployed into community roles during the coronavirus crisis. The Queen’s Nursing Institute set out the guidance, called Minimum Bridging Competencies for General Practice Nurses Transitioning to Community Nursing,…

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Warning over risks of overlooking nurse hand health during crisis

Fears have been aired that the hand health of nurses on the coronavirus frontline is being overlooked, posing risks to not only staff themselves but also the delivery of key patient services. While nurses are regularly reminded of the importance of handwashing in reducing the…

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Nursing Education Quiz Series - 10

Rescued giant sea turtle named in honour of nursing pioneer

A giant seagoing turtle that was rescued from a beach in the US has been named after Florence Nightingale, in recognition of the efforts of nurses in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The large reptile, which was found stranded and with chronic debilitation, was taken to…

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Scottish community nurses face verbal abuse for wearing uniform

Worrying reports have emerged from Fife where nurses have been faced with verbal abuse while working in the community during the Covid-19 outbreak. Members of the public have mistakenly believed that because nurses are wearing uniform they posed an infection risk to those around them.…

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Breaking: Government scraps NHS fees for overseas staff

Following mounting pressure from unions and MPs, the government has announced that it is to remove the fees that overseas nurses who migrate to the UK must pay to use the NHS themselves. In a statement from No 10, the prime minister said he had asked…

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Gogglebox portrait prize draw donations to go to nursing charity

A charity that offers financial support to struggling members of the nursing profession has been chosen as the recipient of donations made to a prize draw linked to hit series Gogglebox. Cavell Nurses’ Trust said it was “excited” to be working with the stars of…

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Nurses report emerging signs of mental health strain during Covid-19 peak

A survey has revealed the growing mental health strain on UK nurses and midwives who are working during the coronavirus peak, with signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) already being reported. The findings come from the second of three surveys being undertaken as part of…

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Infection control concerns spark new advice on PPE use during Covid-19 crisis  

Fresh guidance has been issued by infection prevention and control specialists on the use of personal protective equipment in critical care settings during the coronavirus pandemic. It focuses on areas such as safe glove and gown use, as well as hair covers, and the potential…

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Lib Dems call for student nurse Covid-19 volunteers to be reimbursed fees

Student nurses who answered the call to help out at the frontline during the Covid-19 crisis must be reimbursed for missed tuition, according to the Liberal Democrats. The party has called on the government to reimburse affected student nurses for the tuition of their final…

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Attacks against nurses ‘must be condemned’ as world fights Covid-19

Governments must take action now to curb violence against nurses around the world who are being threatened with violence while working with Covid-19 patients, according to international leaders. While healthcare workers have been mostly celebrated during the coronavirus pandemic, “not everyone appreciates their efforts and…

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Patients told to exchange faulty adrenaline pen for alternative brand

Allergy patients who carry a particular type of adrenaline auto-injector pen that has been found to be faulty should be advised to seek replacement pens of a different brand, according to safety regulators. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said healthcare professionals were…

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Two servings a day of dairy linked to lower risks of diabetes and hypertension

Eating at least two daily servings of dairy is linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as a group of factors that increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, researchers have found. The links were strongest for full fat dairy products, according…

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Yoga ‘eases depressive symptoms’ in those with range of mental health conditions

Yoga seems to ease depressive symptoms in people with other mental health issues, with the more weekly sessions completed, the greater the effects, according to researchers. Depressive symptoms often go hand in hand with other mental health issues, such as generalised anxiety and psychotic disorders,…

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Government under siege over health worker immigration policies

Pressure is mounting on the government to drop the “grossly unfair” fee overseas nurses who migrate to the UK must pay to use the NHS themselves. The Royal College of Nursing has written to the home secretary asking her to drop the policy, while the…

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Tributes to care home nurse remembered for singing to residents

Tributes have been paid following the death of nursing professional Resy Manalo, who "stepped up" during the coronavirus outbreak to care for elderly residents in Birkenhead. Ms Manalo, 64, was a registered nurse in the Philippines but worked for provider HC-One as a nursing assistant…

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Risk of death from Covid-19 higher in people with diabetes

Almost one in three people who have died in hospital in England after testing positive for Covid-19 also had diabetes, according to new NHS research. People with type 1 diabetes were found to be three-and-a-half times more at risk of dying from Covid-19 than those…

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Student nurse sets up social media tool to help during Covid-19 lockdown

A final-year student nurse at the University of Huddersfield has developed an online resource to enable people to appraise their state of mind and receive help and guidance where needed. Sophie Rane’s Facebook innovation is designed to support those struggling during lockdown to help themselves…

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Free parking extended for nurses at Scottish PFIs during Covid-19 crisis

The Scottish Government has announced that the suspension of charges at three hospitals that are run via private finance initiatives will continue until September, under its Covid-19 measures. The move was announced yesterday by health secretary Jeane Freeman, after what was described by the government…

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Hospital nurses create ‘comfort package’ to help bereaved families

A group of nurses working on Teesside have created comfort packages to try and help the bereaved families of some of their Covid-19 patients. The nurses, from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said they had been overwhelmed by the impact of Covid-19 on…

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Covid-19 may lead to delirium in quarter of admissions, warn researchers

People infected with Covid-19 may experience psychiatric problems while admitted and potentially after they recover from the virus, UK researchers have warned. Their analysis found that one in four people admitted with Covid-19 may experience delirium during their illness, which is known to increase risk…

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