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Morning sickness is ‘misleading and inaccurate’ term that needs rebranding

The common term “morning sickness” is misleading and should instead be described as nausea and sickness in pregnancy, according to UK researchers. Their analysis of symptom diaries kept by 256 pregnant women indicated that it was inaccurate to describe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy as…

Nurse home visits could boost childhood vaccination levels, survey suggests

Home visits by practice nurses could be a popular method of increasing uptake of routine childhood immunisation at a time when parents are reluctant to go to surgeries in person, a survey suggests. A survey of parental attitudes towards childhood vaccinations, carried out by pharmaceutical…

Respiratory nurses teach Covid patients to monitor at home in ‘virtual ward’

Nurses are teaching patients recovering from Covid-19 how to use pulse oximeters at home, so they have the opportunity of being discharged early. The move means patients can monitor and report their oxygen levels to the respiratory nursing team at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation…

Trust bids farewell to dedicated nurse who considered colleagues ‘second family’

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced the death of a “much loved and well known” nurse after a long battle with cancer. It said Raquel Policarpio, 51, who was a staff nurse on Ward 11 at Bradford Royal Infirmary, died in June and…

Warning over risk to diabetes patients amid imminent lockdown easing

Not enough is being done to keep people with long-term conditions safe, according to a leading charity, which highlighted that people with diabetes make up 26% of UK coronavirus deaths. Guidance for clinically vulnerable people, and employers, remains unclear, warned Diabetes UK, which is calling…

Virtual placements helping student nurses who are Covid-19 ‘shielding’

Virgin Care has created what it believes is the UK's first online placement scheme for student nurses so they can complete their courses on time, in spite of coronavirus shielding challenges. Under the initiative, around 20 student nurses in Essex are attending what the provider…

Government urged to put mental health ‘at centre’ of Covid-19 recovery plans

The UK government has been urged to put mental health “at the very centre” of its coronavirus recovery plans, after results of a new survey revealed the stark impact the pandemic has had on people’s mental wellbeing. The call comes from national mental health charity…

Universities given more time to fill nursing course places  

Higher education providers have been handed a further three weeks to fill nursing and midwifery course places, as well as the option to increase numbers. The move to extend the date for course applications, announced by the government on Monday afternoon, comes just hours ahead…

South Coast care home provider extends its nursing associate programme

Care home provider Colten Care has announced that it has added six trainees to its nursing associate programme, which it says represents the “latest chapter in its investment in nursing”. Six of its existing healthcare assistants and senior carers are set to begin their first…

District nurse features in Rankin portrait to mark NHS anniversary

A district nurse from Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is to feature in a series of portraits taken by acclaimed photographer Rankin as a thank you to health service staff for their efforts during the Covid-19 crisis. Anne Roberts, who is based at Bentlee Health…

Student nurses to have paid placement contracts honoured, HEE confirms

Student nurses in England who signed up to paid clinical placements during the coronavirus pandemic will receive payments until the agreed end of their contract, new guidance has clarified. It has been confirmed in writing that student nurses who opted-in to the paid clinical placement…

One of UK’s first Asian chief nurses to join Guy’s and St Thomas’

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of Avey Bhatia as its next chief nurse, taking over from Dame Eileen Sills. Dame Eileen is stepping down, having been in the role of chief nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ since 2005.…

A&E nurse discharged from hospital after nine-week Covid-19 ordeal

A senior accident and emergency nurse has been cheered and clapped out of hospital by his colleagues, after weeks of life-saving coronavirus treatment. Franco Palo, a senior charge nurse at Northwick Park Hospital, has thanked his nursing peers who had been “so kind and supportive”…

Labour proposes new mental health care package for NHS and care staff

A care package is needed to support the mental health of three million NHS and care staff, according to the Labour Party. The move follows calls by Nursing Times to provide health and social care nursing staff with dedicated mental health support, as part of…

Watch: Infection prevention in the community during the Covid-19 crisis

Nursing Times has produced a series of videos on infection control and coronavirus, featuring interviews with nurses on different aspects of the subject. In our fourth video interview in the series, we are talking about the issue of infection prevention in the community during the…

Pharmacology Quiz Series - 14

New network launched to support and elevate LGBTQ+ nurses

A new project is underway to improve the career prospects and workplace experiences of nurses and other health and care staff from the LGBTQ+ community. The NHS Confederation has today launched the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network in a bid to make the NHS…

NHS nurse workforce in England increases by 12,000 in year

The number of full-time equivalent nurses working in the NHS in England has increased by more than 12,000 over the past year, according to new figures. However, it was also revealed that the number of health visitors during the same time period had fallen by…

ONS figures lay bare ‘heart-breaking’ Covid-19 nurse death toll

More than 100 nurses who had Covid-19 have died across England and Wales this year, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics. The ONS confirmed that nurses had “statistically significantly higher rates of death involving Covid-19” compared with the general population. "The…

Watch: Glove use, hand hygiene and Covid-19

Nursing Times has produced a series of videos on infection control and coronavirus, featuring interviews with nurses on different aspects of the subject. In our third video interview in the series, we are talking about glove use, hand hygiene and Covid-19. Our guest is Julie…

Medical-surgical Nursing Quiz Series - 17

Nursing regulator sets out plans to restart fitness to practice cases

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has set out a series of regulatory and education “changes”, including the restarting of physical fitness to practise hearings, as the UK moves towards a “new normal”. The proposed measures, to be reviewed by the NMC’s governing council next week,…

Nearly all cancer patients given name of nurse specialist last year, finds survey

Most patients diagnosed with cancer during 2019 were given the name of a clinical nurse specialist who would support them through their treatment, marking a small improvement on the year before. The results of the 2019 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey were published today and…

Nurse replaces nurse as chief executive of Wiltshire acute trust

Stacey Hunter, a former nurse who has held a succession of management roles in Yorkshire, has been announced as the new chief executive of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. She has recently been working at the Yorkshire and Humber Nightingale Hospital, one of the temporary facilities…

Wound assessment app wins financial support from Welsh Government  

A wound assessment app that scans wounds and shares images with tissue viability nurses and district nurses for further assessment is among a range of technology receiving funding in Wales. Five digital health initiatives have been awarded funding as part of a £150,000 “call to…

Nurses invited to first ever ‘virtual pride’ for LGBT+ NHS staff on Friday 

Health service workers from across the county are being invited to enjoy an “unprecedented online celebration” of the LGBT+ community this Friday evening, NHS England has announced. To mark the time of year when thousands of people would ordinarily be gearing up for pride season,…

UK nursing expert to oversee project to secure legacy of global nursing campaign

An international nursing expert has been given the task of securing the legacy of a major campaign to increase the profile and status of nursing around the globe. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has appointed Susan Williams to oversee the transition and integration of…

Fundamental of Nursing Quiz Series - 14

Senior Northern Ireland nurses looking at care home learning from Covid-19

A new group, including senior nursing representatives, has been established in Northern Ireland to take forward a review on what can be learnt from “care home experiences of Covid-19”. Plans for an initiative on care home experiences were first announced earlier this month by health…

First ever nurse president appointed at occupational health organisation

Professor Anne Harriss has been announced as the first nurse president of the Society of Occupational Medicine. She has promised to highlight the importance of health in the workplace, which she said the coronavirus pandemic had shone a light on. “Covid-19 has highlighted the importance…

Student nurse issues open letter calling for apology from minister

A second-year student nurse has written an open letter demanding an apology from the care minister for what he condemned as an "unworthy depiction" of what he and his peers do. James Savage, a mental health nursing student at Liverpool John Moores University, pictured above,…

MPs to debate petitions on ‘recognising and rewarding’ nurses

A parliamentary debate is scheduled to take place tomorrow in response to calls for nurses and their colleagues to be given a pay rise for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. On Thursday MPs are set to debate a series of e-petitions submitted…

New nursing app for managing drug-resistant TB side effects

Nurses across the globe can now benefit from a new app designed to help them identify and manage patient side effects related to drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatment. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has today launched a new mobile app, which is centred on a…

Psychology Quiz Series - 13

Watch: Covid-19 in care homes and older people

Nursing Times has produced a series of videos on infection control and coronavirus, featuring interviews with nurses on different aspects of the subject. In our second video interview in the series, we are talking about the issue of Covid-19 in care homes and older people.…

Building the Nightingale hospitals: Engineering on the fast track

Fires, flooding and snow are usually the driver for military aid in the UK but the Covid-19 pandemic triggered one of the largest national military responses – the building of the temporary Nightingale hospitals. Claire Smith reports. Clinical staff have been described as being on…

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Routine testing of health and care workforce to be extended in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced that further groups of health and care staff are to also receive weekly testing for coronavirus as well as care home staff. Staff who work in specialist cancer services, or provide long-term care for the elderly, as well as staff…

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RCN president joins call for rapid review to prepare for second wave of Covid-19

A second wave of Covid-19 outbreaks in the UK is a “real risk” and plans must be put in place to prepare, a group of health leaders including the president of the Royal College of Nursing, has warned. Professor Anne Marie Rafferty is among the signatories…

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Union calls for action on inequalities to protect BAME staff from Covid-19

A major union has written to the prime minster calling on the government to act “immediately” to protect black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers in the UK from Covid-19. Unison said the government must take action by “closing gaps” that created health inequalities and…

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Covid-19 helping change perception of social care nursing, says NMC chief

The coronavirus pandemic is helping to “bust the myth” that social care nurses are less skilled than their counterparts in the NHS, according to the head of the UK's nursing regulator. Andrea Sutcliffe, chief executive and registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, pictured above,…

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Student nurse applications up 6% in the UK but many courses not yet full

Applications to study nursing in the UK are up 6% compared with the last academic year, latest official figures reveal. Data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) released today showed that 45,430 people had applied to a nurse degree by the 2020 January…

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Nutrition and Biochemistry Quiz Series - 11

NMC seeks views from profession for post-registration standards review

Nurses are being asked to share their views on what they think the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new standards for post-registration education and practice should look like. The NMC is currently in the process of reviewing its specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) and specialist…

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Nurse tells of ‘disturbing’ police stop and search ordeal

A London nurse embroiled in an ongoing discrimination row with police has vowed to use the traumatising experience to become “a better nurse”. Police stopped Neomi Bennett in Wandsworth last year because they said the front windows of her car were too tinted. However, she feels she…

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Controversy over letter from care minister about contribution of student nurses

The minister for care has come under fire from the nursing community and beyond for claiming that student nurses were “not deemed to be providing a service”. Helen Whately confirmed the government had “no plans” to backdate a new financial support package that is set…

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Windrush Day: Nurses demand action on racism and inequality

Action is needed to show nurses of colour that their contribution is valued and their lives matter, as opposed to words, nursing leaders have warned on the third annual Windrush Day. On this day in 1948, the first group of people arrived in Essex from…

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Watch: Uniform cleaning and coronavirus spread

Nursing Times has produced a series of videos on infection control and coronavirus, featuring interviews with nurses on different aspects of the subject. In our first video interview in the series, we are talking about the issue of uniform cleaning. Our guest is Dr Katie…

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Microbiology Quiz Series - 11

Anatomy and Physiology Quiz Series - 11

NCLEX Quiz Series

Anatomy and Physiology

Blood  C        Components of blood Red Blood Cell (RBC)   White Blood Cell (WBC)            Immunoglobulin (Ig) & Immunity      Platelets          Bleeding profile            Blood group    Cardiovascular SystemC Heart                    Chamber of hear                        Heart valve & Heart sound                 Conduct system          ECG            Blood Pressure           Blood vessels  Endocrine SystemC Concept of Endocrine system       Pituitary gland Thyroid gland Parathyroid gland       Pancreatic Islets   Adrenalin gland          Urinary SystemC       Concept of urinary system            Bladder           Male Reproductive System   Skin     Eye      Nervous SystemC            Structure        Meninges        Parts of Brain  Spinal Cord     Cranial Nerves             Respiratory SystemC Basic Structure           Lungs   Respiratory Process            Lung Function Test     Digestive SystemC    Basic Structure           Mouth or Oral Cavity      Oesophagus and Stomach      Intestine         Pancreas         Liver            Miscellaneous Term   Skeleton SystemC     Basic Structure           Vertebral Column           Skull    Appendicular Skeleton           Joint    Cell and TissueC        Cell            Tissue              Muscle Tissue DNA and Chromosome          Miscellaneous

Fundamental of Nursing

Fluid Balance & Imbalance     Acid-base Balance and Imbalance     Electrolytes Balance & Imbalance  Blood Transfusion      Oxygen Administration          IV Infusion            Administration of Medication Lab Specimen Positions         Diagnostic Tools            Vital SignsC    Temperature Pulse   Respiration     Blood Pressure            Heat & Cold Application         Diarrhoea and Constipation   Enema Body Mechanism     Unconscious (GCS) & Dying Patient   Pre & Post Operative Nursing            Barrier Nursing           Nursing Process          Tracheostomy, ET Intubation            Nasogastric Lavage & Gavage Orthopaedic Procedure like Traction or            Bandages etc. Lumber Puncture        Paracentesis & Chest Drainage System            Urinary Catheterization & Irrigation  Bed Sore & Wound Care        Wound Care                Other Miscellaneous Procedure                    Nursing Theory, Ethics & As a Profession           Hospital Set up

Medical – Surgical Nursing

Blood  C Anaemia     Haemophilia   Leukemia        Hodgkin’s Disease            Cardiovascular SystemC Hypertension       Myocardial Infarction (Cardiac Indicator of MI)           ECG changes in MI      Medical Management of MI   Risk factor of MI & CAD    Angina Heart failure   Shock  Cardiac arrest & Heart Block  Ventricular Flutter, Fibrillation, Tachycardia        Valvular Defect           Venous Insufficiency            Vascular Disorder       Embolism,       Thromboembolism, DIC & DVT            Carditis           Endocrine SystemC  Hypo & Hyperthyroidism       Cushing’s Syndrome & Addison’s Disease         Pheochromocytoma   Diabetes Inspidus            Diabetes Mellitus (DM)          DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis)   Urinary SystemC            Renal calculi                Renal failure   Nephrotic Syndrome            Glomerulonephritis    BPH     UTI      Miscellaneous            SkinC Burn            Other Skin disorder

EyeC  Cataract & Glaucoma Nervous SystemC                 Meningitis      Epilepsy            Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)          CVA or Stroke Parkinsonism  Bell’s Palsy            Myasthenia Gravis                 Trigeminal Neuralgia  Head Injury     Spinal Injury              Brain Tumour Miscellaneous Respiratory SystemC COPD               Epistaxis                     Pneumonia     ARDS   Pneumothorax           Other Miscellaneous Disorder         Digestive SystemC    Liver Disorder Hepatitis            Pancreatic Disorder    Disorder of Biliary System      Gastroenteritis, Gastritis and Peptic & Duodenal Ulcer Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease)         Haemorrhoids Appendicitis               Other Intestinal Disorder                        Other Miscellaneous  Metabolism    Skeleton SystemC     Fracture            Osteoporosis  Osteomyelitis Arthritis          Oncology

Growth & Development

Concept of growth and development             Play     Common Health Problem of new born    Respiratory Distress   KMC in Hypothermia  Fontanel Breast feeding            APGAR Score   Physiological and Pathological Jaundice        Preterm and Post Term New Born          Developmental Milestone     Reflex

Child Health Nursing

Introduction to Child Health Nursing Chromosomal & Other Congenital Disorder            Central Nervous System        Cardiovascular DisorderC    Tetralogy of Fallot            Rheumatic Fever         Gastrointestinal DisorderC  Pyloric Stenosis            Celiac Disease Intussusception          Diarrhea          Megacolon            Phenylketonuria         Cleft Lip & Palate        Respiratory Disorder Genito-Urinary Disorder

Mental Health Nursing

Introduction to Mental Health          Psychopathology        Models of Care (ECT)            PsychopharmacologyC        Anti-Psychotic Mood Stabilizer (Lithium)                  Antidepressant           Sedative-Hypnotic Drug         Other Miscellaneous Drugs

Psychotherapy            Therapeutic communication  Psychiatric DisordersC            Schizophrenia BPD or Affective Disorder (Mania or Depression)     Phobia            Eating Disorder           Substance Abuse        Personality Disorder   Dementia & Delirium (Organic Disorder)                       Grief    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADH) or any Other Childhood Developmental Disorder   Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)    Anxiety Disorder         Other Miscellaneous Disorders

Community Health Nursing

Vaccination     Cold chain       BCG     Polio Vaccine  MMR   Vitamin           Other Miscellaneous Vaccine           Level of Prevention    Health promotion      Mother Child Health (MCH)    Health Communication          Contraceptives            Demography and Epidemiology                     Mortality and Morbidity            Indicator of health     Epidemiological Term Bio-Medical Waste     HFA, Health Delivery System and PHC        Health Planning in India Including National, International Health Agencies & Professional Bodies           National Health Programme     Environmental Hygiene          Occupational Health  Disaster Management  Vital Health Statistics Home visit      Miscellaneous

Communicable Diseases

Measles          Chickenpox     AIDS    Typhoid          Diphtheria and Shick Test            Tuberculosis               Malaria           Polio    Cholera           Mumps            Dengue           Rabies Leprosy           Whooping Cough (Pertusis)   STD            Plague Kala azar         Other Communicable diseases          Nutrition

Introduction to Nutrition                   Lipids              Protein Carbohydrate Vitamins            Vitamin A        Vitamin B Complex                 Vitamin C        Vitamin D            Vitamin E        Vitamin K        Minerals         National Nutritional Programme            PEM     Miscellaneous

Maternal Nursing

Female Reproductive System Gynaecology   Pelvis               Fetal Head      Position, Presentation, Lie, Attitude and Embryonic Development     Placenta, Amniotic Fluid, Umbilical Cord and Fetal Circulation Normal Pregnancy                  Complication related to Pregnancy, DM During Pregnancy APH (Placenta Previa & Placenta Abruptia)        Abortion         Ectopic Pregnancy      Molar Pregnancy or Hydatidiform Mole   Rh Incompatibility      Twin Pregnancy         Labour Puerperium and its Complication (PPH)    Lochia Surgical Obstetric

Psychology and Sociology

Introduction to Psychology    Ego Defence Mechanism        Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need   Intelligence and their Test      Personality     Emotion          Learning            Miscellaneous

SociologyC    Introduction to sociology                   Marriage         Family


Sterilization    Infection         Microorganism


Introduction to Pharmacology           NSAID              Opiates           Antibiotic            Poisoning, Antidote & Anaphylactic Reaction           Emergency Drugs            Body Mass Index (BMI)           Diuretic           Miscellaneous

Nursing Education

Introduction to Education & Philosophy       Teaching-Learning Process     Method of Teaching         Instructional Media (AV Aids) Measurement and Evaluation Other Miscellaneous Issue

Nursing Management & Administration

Introduction to Management & Administration       Quality Assurance & Audit            Delegation      Leadership      Span of Control          Supervision     Material Management (Inventory)       Financial Management (Budgeting)   Human Resource Management  Job Description           Record and Report     Ward Management            Other Miscellaneous Issue

Nursing Research and Statistics

Introduction to Nursing Research      Hypothesis     Types of Research Approach/Design       Research Variables     Sampling         Research Tools            Review of Literature   Other Miscellaneous Issue of Research Process            Statistics         Reliability and Validity           Scales of Measurement            Other Issues of Statistics