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Resources: RCN Foundation mental health and wellbeing repository

Nursing Times has collected information on a series of free virtual courses and resources that are relevant to the Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign and being offered by a variety of organisations, unions and charities. Among them is the RCN Foundation, which has created a…

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Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic make-up of both host and virus, say researchers

A recent study conducted by a team of international scientists has revealed that the infectivity and pathogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 strongly depend on the genetic background of both the virus and the host.

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No change in national PPE guidance despite health worker concerns

Guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) is not being changed despite protests from nurses, doctors and their unions. Influential unions have united with campaign groups in a call for stronger rules. But clinical leaders have said latest evidence suggested the current guidance on PPE did not…

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What are the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission inside an aircraft cabin?

A team of US scientists has recently evaluated the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection among passengers present inside an aircraft cabin. The findings suggest that the risk of airborne viral transmission is minimal during long-duration flights.

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Covid-19: New findings point to widespread trauma among nurses

Almost half of intensive care staff in England reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, severe depression or anxiety during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a new study has shown. Researchers found that poor mental health was also more pronounced among nurses than doctors…

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CBP, FDA seize counterfeit, flavored e-cigarettes valued at over $719K

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport working in conjunction with agents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that they have seized 33,681 units of e-cigarettes with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $719,453.

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Whistleblower nurse calls for new body to tackle bullying in NHS

A nurse who was threatened by colleagues for speaking out about care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has said bullying remains a “real problem” in the NHS. Helene Donnelly (pictured above) has told MPs that more than 10 years on from the scandal –…

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