first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Around-up of news from the professional journalsStudentincreaseCoursesin nursing and midwifery were boosted by more than 2,000 extra students during1999/2000, English National Board figures show. The  population of nursing students increased by 2,287 on the previousyear, a rise of 4.6 per cent. RCN senior research officer John Stock said,”While it is too soon to say we are making real inroads into nursingshortages, this is something to build on”.NursingStandard, 9 August Deathby workWhenICU nurses are subjected to severe workloads, mortality among hospital patientshas been proved to double beyond expected rates. Infections, errors, delays inweaning patients from mechanical ventilation and complications induced bymedical treatment are all more likely in hospitals when staff are overworked.NursingTimes, 13 August UndercoverdrugsNurseshave been decision-makers when administering drugs secretly, and the practiceis reportedly a daily event in many care homes and hospitals.  Senior nursing staff admitted to covertlyfeeding drugs in more than 70 per cent of the institutions studied, althoughthis figure may be much higher in reality.NursingTimes, 13 August BriefingOn 1 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more