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    Nursing shortages: the biggest threat to global health

    Nursing shortages: the biggest threat to global health

    Is your workplace missing some nurses? Is there a perpetual struggle to fill rota gaps?
     
    This isn’t just a UK problem but one that is reflected across the world, impacting global health in the most significant way.
     
    In this episode, International Council of Nurses chief executive Howard Catton talks about the issues with recruiting staff from overseas and how worldwide nursing shortages are impacting other major challenges such as climate change, including extreme heatwaves.
     
    Mr Catton tells interviewer journalist Erin Dean what needs to be done to protect the future of nursing and healthcare.
     
    In addition to talking about the role of nurses in the COVID-19 pandemic, he discusses how they continue to remain on the frontline of global conflict with the war in Ukraine.
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    • 48 min
    Monkeypox: what nurses need to know

    Monkeypox: what nurses need to know

    How do you spot and treat monkeypox? And how concerned should nurses be about the UK outbreak of this relatively rare virus?
     
    This episode of the Nursing Standard podcast examines what nursing staff need to know about the condition.
     
    Our guest is Belinda Loftus, a sexual health nurse and a manager at the Spectrum Community Health social enterprise, which provides enhanced primary care services across the north of England.
     
    She tells journalist Erin Dean about what can put people at higher risk of catching monkeypox.
     
    Ms Loftus. who is also a committee member at the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, explains how the disease is transmitted, and the kind of public health advice nurses can give to help people reduce their risk.
     
    She discusses the treatment options , the success of the smallpox vaccine in managing the condition, and how healthcare professionals can protect themselves if they suspect a patient has the virus.
     
    Listeners will also hear which settings are most likely to come across cases, and which conditions it may be confused with.
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    • 18 min
    Fit to practise? Why nurses shouldn’t be fearful of the NMC

    Fit to practise? Why nurses shouldn’t be fearful of the NMC

    How can the nursing regulator be fair to the professionals on its register while protecting the public?
    The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s ability to remove a registrant’s licence to practise – their livelihood – understandably makes some nursing staff fearful of the regulator. 
    Research has also shown inequalities for certain groups of nurses, midwives and nursing associates on the NMC register who face fitness to practise proceedings.
    This episode of the podcast hears from NMC chief executive Andrea Sutcliffe who, since taking up the helm in 2019, has been striving to make the regulator fairer and kinder. 
    Ms Sutcliffe speaks to Nursing Standard editor Flavia Munn about eliminating discrimination from NMC processes including whether English language testing requirements for overseas nurses should be less stringent.
    She talks about supporting overseas nurses to flourish in their careers rather than overlooking them for promotion because ‘they will return home soon’.
    Ms Sutcliffe also discusses the retention of the nursing workforce and why the UK cannot rely on international recruitment alone to fix staffing issues.
    And she reveals her personal experience of staying resilient and why safety always comes first – including on her bike.
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    • 35 min
    Dysphagia: what nurses need to know about swallowing difficulties

    Dysphagia: what nurses need to know about swallowing difficulties

    Dysphagia describes eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties in an individual of any age. 
     
    This episode of the Nursing Standard podcast explores this complex and potentially life-threatening problem, what nurses need to be looking out for, and how and when it should be escalated.
     
    Guest Rachael Jones, senior advanced nurse practitioner in stroke at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and chair of the National Stroke Nursing Forum, talks about which patients are at higher risk, and which signs suggest further assessment is needed.
     
    In the interview with journalist Erin Dean, she explains the impact that swallowing difficulties can have on people’s lives and how the views of the patient need to be taken into account.
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    • 12 min
    Lyme disease: What should nurses be looking out for?

    Lyme disease: What should nurses be looking out for?

    As days get longer and people spend more time outdoors, the risk of contracting Lyme disease from infected ticks increases.
     
    The latest episode of the Nursing Standard podcast explores what nurses need to know about this condition.
     
    Podcast guest is Nick Beeching, a professor in tropical and infectious diseases from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
     
    In the interview with Nursing Standard journalist Erin Dean, he talks about who is at highest risk, how to spot a potential Lyme disease infection, and what treatment should be given.
     
    He also talks about why Lyme disease has caused some controversy, as people seek tests abroad.
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    • 15 min
    How to cleanse a wound: a nurse’s guide

    How to cleanse a wound: a nurse’s guide

    Nurses encounter many different wounds in their practice.
    These range from lower limb leg ulcers – including venous leg ulcers and diabetes-related foot ulcers - to surgical wounds, pressure ulcers and those caused by trauma. 
    Wounds can be distressing, painful and debilitating for the person as well as affecting body image. They are also costly and take time to manage for the health service and organisation. 
    This episode looks at what nurses need to know about this important area of practice.
    Our expert guest is Matthew Wynn, a lecturer in adult nursing who runs the tissue viability and leg ulcer management module at University of Salford.
    He explains the difference between an acute and chronic wound, the importance of assessment prior to wound cleansing and when to employ aseptic and clean wound techniques.
    He also discusses how to choose the correct cleansing solution including the use of water and use of dressings.
    At the end of the podcast, Matthew neatly summarises the three things nurses need to know about cleansing a wound.
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    • 25 min

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