New News information at Practical Patient Care New and updated information from News listed on www.practical-patient-care.com http://practical-patient-care.com/ en-us http://practical-patient-care.com/ New News information at Practical Patient Care http://www.practical-patient-care.com/content/images/logo_big.gif A new spin on things http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsa-new-spin-on-things-7869205 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsa-new-spin-on-things-7869205 by <br/> <br/> <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7869205/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Researchers at Montana Technological University have developed a portable electrospinning device that can safely deposit bandages and drugs directly on to biological surfaces, using air flow to cover wounds with fibres that provide controlled drug release over time. Tim Gunn asks associate professor of mechanical engineering Jack Skinner and his team about what their technology can do for wound care in rural areas. Sun, 12 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMT Defend against infection http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsdefend-against-infection-7869458 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsdefend-against-infection-7869458 by <br/> <br/> <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7869458/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Healthcare-associated infections can be significantly reduced by systematically implementing evidence-based infection prevention and control strategies, according to a recent review published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Kerry Taylor-Smith speaks to Keith Kaye, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan Medical School, about how hospitals can improve infection prevention and control practices, regardless of the economic status of the country. Sun, 12 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMT Most patients are willing to share medical records for research purposes http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsmost-patients-are-willing-to-share-medical-records-for-research-purposes-7379390 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsmost-patients-are-willing-to-share-medical-records-for-research-purposes-7379390 by <br/> <br/> A study published in JAMA Network Open has found that the majority of patients are happy for their medical data to be shared with researchers Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:00:00 GMT Listening to the patient voice can improve care for patients undergoing heart surgery http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newslistening-to-the-patient-voice-can-improve-care-for-patients-undergoing-heart-surgery-7379381 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newslistening-to-the-patient-voice-can-improve-care-for-patients-undergoing-heart-surgery-7379381 by <br/> <br/> Patient-reported experiences have potential for driving improvements in the quality of hospital care, according to a new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:51:00 GMT Sturrock report advisory group to tackle bullying in NHS Scotland http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newssturrock-report-advisory-group-to-tackle-bullying-in-nhs-scotland-7350072 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newssturrock-report-advisory-group-to-tackle-bullying-in-nhs-scotland-7350072 by <br/> <br/> In response to a review led by John Sturrock QC into allegations of bullying in NHS Highland, an advisory group has been established by the Scottish government to promote professional behaviours and improve working practices. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 23:00:00 GMT Lords launch new inquiry into healthy ageing http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newslords-launch-new-inquiry-into-healthy-ageing-7350071 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newslords-launch-new-inquiry-into-healthy-ageing-7350071 by <br/> <br/> The UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has asked for contributions for its new inquiry into how science and technology can enable healthier living in old age. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 14:41:00 GMT MRI scans could predict multiple sclerosis (MS) disability http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsmri-scans-could-predict-multiple-sclerosis-ms-disability-7327220 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsmri-scans-could-predict-multiple-sclerosis-ms-disability-7327220 by <br/> <br/> New research published today in Brain states that early MRI scans of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) could predict how their condition will progress, including how disabled they are likely to become. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 23:00:00 GMT Beyond finding a gene http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsbeyond-finding-a-gene-7327219 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsbeyond-finding-a-gene-7327219 by <br/> <br/> Families living with rare neurodegenerative diseases finally received an answer to the cause of their illnesses, as a result of a researcher's hunch and decades of improvements in DNA sequencing technology. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:55:00 GMT Improving care quality for hospitalised socially at-risk patients http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsimproving-care-quality-for-hospitalised-socially-at-risk-patients-7313194 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsimproving-care-quality-for-hospitalised-socially-at-risk-patients-7313194 by <br/> <br/> Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalised patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:56:00 GMT Scientists say multiple sclerosis could be diagnosed by a breath test in the future http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsscientists-say-multiple-sclerosis-could-be-diagnosed-by-a-breath-test-in-the-future-7290982 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsscientists-say-multiple-sclerosis-could-be-diagnosed-by-a-breath-test-in-the-future-7290982 by <br/> <br/> A new study aims to show how multiple sclerosis (MS) could in future be diagnosed by a simple breath test Thu, 04 Jul 2019 23:00:00 GMT