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Nurses need more know-how in drug management

Some registered nurses (RNs) know too little about one of their daily tasks: administering drugs to patients. A researcher thinks the risk of medication error in Norway is too high.

The less educated are less satisfied with health services

Norwegians who have only completed primary school tend to be less satisfied with the national health service than their more highly educated compatriots, finds a recent study.

No place like home for dieting success

Obese people tend to lose the most weight when they are treated intensively in their daily environments.

Helping to reduce hospital admissions for COPD patients

Patients can use tablet computers to report their daily condition. Hospitals can pick up early symptoms, take action and thereby reduce admissions.

Talking can help heal crash victims

Patients admitted to casualty wards are less prone to develop post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression if followed up with nurse-led therapeutic interventions.

Privatised vs. socialised health services

Depending on their leanings, politicians can portray privatisation as either a cure-all or the bane of Norwegian hospitals. Research doesn’t back either claim.

Calls of duty: physicians frustrated by phone interruptions

Many physicians are concerned by phone interruptions during work, a new study reveals.

Shift-working nurses need more shuteye

Nurses suffer insomnia and fatigue because of shift work, especially if they work night shifts and three-shift rotational schedules.

Powerful health care

Is power always an evil to be minimized, or can it be a means of ensuring that a patient in need of help gets the daily care he or she needs?

Technological illiteracy can hurt patients and schoolchildren

New technology can cause more harm than good in schools and hospitals if teachers and nurses don’t fully know how to use it.