Briefing

first_img Previous Article Next Article A round-up of news from the professional journalsDissatisfaction with government A staggering 74 per cent of nurses believe the NHS is no longer safe inLabour’s hands, Nursing Times can exclusively reveal. Over 1,500 nursesresponded to the survey which covered key aspects of nurses’ working lives.Just over half said that if they had their time again, they would not enter theprofession. Nursing Times 15 April 2002 Patients prefer nursing care Nurse practitioners’ skills have received a resounding thumbs-up in anauthoritative report. In fact, patients prefer care from a nurse practitionerthan from a doctor says the research in this week’s BMJ. Researchers in Bristolreviewed 34 studies from around the world to determine whether nursepractitioners working in primary care can provide equivalent care to doctorsand concluded they were more than capable. Nursing Times 11 April 2002 Nurses say they are ready to strike Nurses are ready to strike over what they say are continuing poor levels ofpay and appalling working conditions, says a Nursing Times survey. Over 94 percent of around 1,200 readers taking part in a poll now believe it is right totake industrial action. Nursing Times 2 April 2002 Night work No one should work more than two night shifts in a row or they will be atrisk of causing accidents and making mistakes, delegates at a conference on howlack of sleep affects people’s lives have heard. Nottingham Trent Universitysenior lecturer in psychology Philip Tucker said the “least worst”option for night workers would be for them to work permanent nights. Nursing Standard 25 April 2002 BriefingOn 1 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Trojans looking forward to final home game of season

first_imgThe Trojans can’t afford a letdown now. On senior day and USC’s final home game this season, the Trojans take on Arizona State in a Saturday matinee that will be crucial for USC’s seeding in the upcoming conference tournament.The Trojans are coming off an upset win over No. 11 Arizona on Wednesday. Now, USC (13-15, 8-7 Pac-12) is looking to avenge its heartbreaking 98-93 overtime loss in January to the Sun Devils (20-9, 9-7).Return to form? · Senior forward Eric Wise (above) led the Trojans with 22 points on efficient nine-of-12 shooting in USC’s 89-78 upset victory against the No. 11 Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday. It was the fifth loss of the season for Arizona, the top-ranked team in the Pac-12. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanSaturday will be the final game at the Galen Center for senior forwards Eric Wise, Aaron Fuller and Renaldo Woolridge, as well as center James Blasczyk and point guard Jio Fontan, who is the Trojans’ longest-tenured player in his third season at USC.“It’s bittersweet,” Fontan said. “I know I’m going into a bright future going forward with everything I learned here at this school on and off the court but, at the same time, it’s going to be sad knowing that I’m not going to be playing here again.”In a 22-point showing against the Wildcats on Wednesday, Wise looks to have finally found his shot after struggling all February from the floor. He shot nine-of-12 against Arizona and leads the Trojans with 12.3 points a game. Junior shooting guard J.T. Terrell shot five-of-eight from the floor in the win and leads USC over the last five games with 15.6 points per contest.Fontan, meanwhile, gives his teammates all the credit for helping in his role as the floor leader, playing more than 33 minutes a game.“My teammates make it all easier,” Fontan said. “They definitely go out there and listen to what I have to say, and make the adjustments I want to make.”The key to USC’s win over Arizona was starting strong, rather than letting the Wildcats blow them out of the water from the get-go.“Any game, you need to get off to a good start and establish yourself,” USC interim head coach Bob Cantu said. “Especially at home.”In true Cantu fashion, Saturday’s matchup should be a lightning-fast race up and down the court for both sides. The Trojans are coming out of an 89-point performance, their second-highest total of the season. The first? That overtime loss at Arizona State on Jan. 24.The most challenging assignment of the night lies with Fontan, who will be tasked with guarding the Sun Devils’ talented freshman point guard, Jahii Carson. Carson is fourth in the Pac-12 with 17.7 points per game, and third with 5.1 assists per outing. He had 21 points and eight assists in the team’s first meeting.The Trojan offense fired on nearly every cylinder on Wednesday except for junior forward Dewayne Dedmon, who had four fouls in his first seven minutes. Dedmon finished with three blocks in just 10 minutes, but will be looking for a more consistent game inside against Arizona State center Jordan Bachynski, whose 3.7 blocks per game make him one of just two players ahead of Dedmon (2.1) for the conference lead. Junior center Omar Oraby will be looking to avoid foul trouble too, after fouling out on Wednesday.After Saturday, the Trojans head north to face Washington and Washington State to close out the regular season.last_img read more

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