August 10, 2017

Call for Papers: Special Issue

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Family-centred care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

When working in intensive care, it does not take long to realise that intensive care nursing is not just about operating technology and managing medical treatments. Nor is it solely about providing physical and psychological support for the critically ill patient. Intensive and critical care nursing is also caring for, and caring about, families1. It is important to remember that in skillfully managing such situations, involving family members in bedside care can positively impact on patient outcome2.
We wish to draw attention to placing families at the centre of care and to recognise the importance of supporting family members through a forthcoming special issue. We therefore invite papers for that focus on family-centred care in all critical care settings, including adult ICU, Paediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care.
We welcome research studies, reviews, practice development projects, case studies, or commentaries, from clinicians and researchers in the field of all critical and intensive care settings*.
Intensive & Critical Care Nursing has a current Impact Factor of 1.326**
Further details can be found on the journal homepage at http://www.intensivecriticalcarenursing.com/c…/callforpapers
Jos M Latour & Maureen Coombs
Special Issue Co-Editors

July 20, 2017

2017 MICE quest.3

The results of the Questionnaire on critical care nurses’ intercultural training needs and competencies are now analysed and a report will be available soon on www.mice-icu.eu.
Almost 600 intensive care nurses, mostly from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia but also from many other countries have participated.
Many thanks to all of you for your valuable input in this project!
So far the results clearly show that there is a need for multicultural training courses for ICU nurses. According to analysis of nurses’ response in the study and their description of difficult situation when caring of patient from different culture on IC ward the project group is now working on a syllabus and curriculum for a respective E-learning course. We will keep you informed.


July 18, 2017

2017 Jos China

An academic from the University of Plymouth has been invited to develop research in China’s largest children’s hospital – making him the first nurse to be appointed through a Chinese Government programme. 

Jos Latour, Professor in Clinical Nursing, was appointed as an advisor to Hunan Children’s Hospital in China this year thanks to the country’s the 100 Talent Programme, which enables companies to recruit external experts to boost output.

With 1,800 beds, the hospital is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the world, and Professor Latour will visit China for six weeks a year, working a further six weeks remotely, to establish a nursing research team, apply for research funding and develop major scientific research orientation.

Currently heading up the University’s Clinical School at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Professor Latour is delighted to be first nurse to be taken on through the initiative.

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June 30, 2017

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The European Commicssion has released the new One Health Action Plan on antimicrobal resistance.

The key objectives of this new plan are:

  • Making the EU a best practice region
  • Boosting research, development and innovation
  • Shaping the global agenda

For more information see: http://bit.ly/2tnRUrT


June 27, 2017