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Nursing Standard
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ISSN (Print) 0029-6570
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  • Readers’ panel - Should hospitals employ people to enforce smoking bans
           â€“ even in parked cars'
    • Abstract: Our experts consider a hot topic of the day
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Compassion should be the NMC’s byword
    • Abstract: Treating people with kindness, respect and compassion sounds simple, yet it is something many organisations struggle to do. Too often we focus on process and forget about the people involved.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Blame culture: How to make a change in your workplace
    • Abstract: When something goes wrong, a simple shift in language can make all the difference. Instead of asking ‘who’s to blame'’ or ‘what did you do'’, try asking ‘what happened'’ and ‘what were the circumstances'’. This can be the key to improving patient care as well as the lives of healthcare
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Welcome to our hugely rewarding profession
    • Abstract: Congratulations on your decision to pursue a career in nursing, and welcome to one of the most diverse professions in the world. This journey will not be easy, but it will be worthwhile.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Student finance: what you need to know before starting your degree
    • Abstract: If you are embarking on a nursing degree this autumn, you are in good company.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • New approach to nurse education affects every registrant – but are
           you ready'
    • Abstract: With fundamental changes to how nursing students are trained coming in September, the effects will be felt across the profession.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • What I wish I’d known in my first year as a student
    • Abstract: As I begin the final year of my nursing degree, many of you will just be starting out on your nursing journey. So to all new first-year students, welcome to one of the most exciting and diverse professions in the world.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Are we losing the battle with nursing student attrition'
    • Abstract: Attrition on nursing degrees is stubbornly high, with one in four (24%) students dropping out of their studies – which is a similar level to last year.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Students need our support to thrive
    • Abstract: Tens of thousands of students will take up a place this month on nursing degree programmes. This is something to be celebrated.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Giving continence support to people with dementia
    • Abstract: Health and social care staff have a vital role in managing continence for people in a variety of settings.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • We must all be able to count on a suitable loo
    • Abstract: Most of us don’t think twice about getting to a loo when we are in a public place, despite the fact that it isn’t always easy to find somewhere on the high street or when travelling, and the queues can be long. However, for some people finding a loo that
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Improving care for patients who have catheters
    • Abstract: Essential information Continence is one of the fundamentals of nursing care and maintaining continence can help safeguard a patient’s quality of life.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • How to ask about bowel problems – and why it matters to patients
    • Abstract: Perhaps it is because it is something that most of us, from toddler upwards, have done alone and behind closed doors, but people are not good at talking about poo. That means that when something goes wrong with our bowels, many of us don’t seek help and, indeed, aren’t even
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Nursing associate trainee puts CPR skills to the test to save crash
           victim’s life
    • Abstract: A quick-thinking trainee nursing associate has been praised for saving the life of a man involved in a car crash close to her home.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Row over change to shift patterns
    • Abstract: Changes to shift patterns for nurses at Leighton Hospital could compromise the health and well-being of staff, the RCN has warned.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Pain management: Steps for better care and faster recovery after surgery
    • Abstract: For patients having surgery, managing their pain is key to a speedy and full recovery – and nurses play a pivotal role in assessing and treating pain.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • NMC reveals suicide data for fitness to practise cases
    • Abstract: Four registrants have died by suicide while under investigation by the nursing regulator since April 2018, according to the organisation’s annual Fitness to Practise (FtP) report.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Regulator’s standard letter will now say ‘thank you’ to
           nurses
    • Abstract: The nursing regulator will change the wording of a registration letter following complaints it strikes an ungrateful tone.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Want to quit your job' Here’s how the NHS is trying to change
           your mind
    • Abstract: Ever thought of leaving your job, or even the NHS altogether' A programme being rolled out across England aims to convince nurses to stay.
      PubDate: 2019-09-04
       
  • Development of a tool to support managers in planning and evaluating staff
           training
    • Abstract: Aim To explore decision-making and evaluation strategies used by healthcare managers in relation to staff training and education, and to develop a tool to support managers with these tasks. Method Using snowball sampling, 30 healthcare managers in a variety of healthcare settings were recruited and interviewed using semi-structured interviews. Data
      PubDate: 2019-08-31
       
  • Use of pain scales and observational pain assessment tools in hospital
           settings
    • Abstract: Pain is a personal, individual and subjective experience. The complex and dynamic nature of pain makes its assessment and management challenging for healthcare professionals. Various pain scales are available that can assist in identifying the patient’s experience of pain; however, these tend to reduce this experience to a measure of
      PubDate: 2019-08-31
       
  • Improving nursing students’ experience of clinical placements
    • Abstract: Clinical placements can present a significant challenge for nursing students, since the learning environment differs from that of the classroom, involving potential risks and complicated interpersonal and interprofessional relationships. The array of decisions required on clinical placements can be confusing for nursing students, which can cause them to doubt their
      PubDate: 2019-08-31
       
  • Assessment and management of chronic pain
    • Abstract: Chronic pain can have significant physical, psychological and social effects on a person’s life, as well as on their families and friends. However, it is often not well-recognised or understood, which can lead to further harm. Therefore, an individualised, person-centred approach to chronic pain is essential to accurately assess pain
      PubDate: 2019-08-31
       
  • Prevention and management of urinary catheter blockages in community
           settings
    • Abstract: Self-management of long-term urinary catheters can be challenging for patients, and recurrent catheter blockages may cause concern among patients, carers and healthcare professionals. Catheter blockages are a significant challenge for nurses practising in community settings, because frequent and unplanned catheter changes can be costly to healthcare services in terms of
      PubDate: 2019-08-31
       
  • Readers’ panel - Is it ever acceptable to expect nurses to take a
           pay cut'
    • Abstract: Our experts consider a hot topic of the day
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Mutual respect will bring mutual rewards
    • Abstract: The recent report of a director of nursing removed from the Nursing and Midwifery Council register for bullying, aggressive and intimidating behaviour is shocking. Such actions are the opposite of everything I expect in a leader, and are in sharp contrast to the current focus on compassionate leadership and its
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Managing healthcare without a government: ‘Our chance to step
           up’
    • Abstract: Charlotte McArdle can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to become a nurse. ‘My mother tells me I always wanted to be a nurse. She says I used to play with dolls and syringes, and practise doing injections into oranges,’ says Professor McArdle. ‘I don’t come from a particularly
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Facing a difficult diagnosis – only now I’m the patient
    • Abstract: Be prepared, get your pinny on – I’m going to talk about poop. Faeces. A nurse’s stock-in-trade. At least when it’s someone else’s: talking about our own is a bit more difficult.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Under the radar
    • Abstract: One evening, nurses at Whittington Health NHS Trust in London noticed an 11-year-old girl sitting with a patient – her mother – on an adult ward late at night. ‘She had been there all day and nobody had noticed,’ says Colette Datt. ‘She had no idea how to get home.’
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • It’s okay to ask for support after a traumatic event
    • Abstract: In May 2018, I was in my first year of nurse training when I stopped at the scene of a terrible road traffic collision on my way home from placement.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Tell us about your well-being at work
    • Abstract: Has a manager ever said to you at the end of your shift: ‘You’ve had a difficult day – how are you doing' Are you okay'’
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • The crucial gap in the People Plan’s workforce target
    • Abstract: The NHS is in the grip of a workforce crisis, and nothing is more pressing than the shortage of its biggest resource – nurses. Health unions, charities, patient groups, academics, the media and even the UK governments all agree on one point: the nursing shortage needs to be addressed urgently.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Everyone agrees, yet nothing has changed
    • Abstract: The draft NHS People Plan for England has pinpointed the need to improve retention of nurses as a key solution to shortages.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Preventing readmission: The power of just one phone call or home visit
    • Abstract: Too often, older people find themselves back in hospital just a few days after being discharged – but it doesn’t have to be that way.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • NHS guidance calls for fairer workplaces
    • Abstract: Payouts of millions of pounds in compensation to NHS staff in relation to stress and bullying highlight the need for ‘just and learning’ workplaces, according to new employer guidance.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Town hall’s parking gift for district nurses
    • Abstract: Nurses have praised a local authority’s ‘common-sense’ decision to offer free parking to community healthcare staff.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Why the NHS can no longer afford to ignore the cracks in the ceiling
    • Abstract: Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors are prepared for most things – but probably not the building collapsing around them. But in 2015, inspectors at Bootham Park Hospital in York saw cracks in the ceiling of the 250-year-old building. Part of it collapsed shortly afterwards, and the CQC decided the mental
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Students need more than the bursary back
    • Abstract: Protests calling on the government in England to reintroduce funding for nursing higher education started almost as soon as the bursary’s removal was announced in 2016.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • NHS financial boost alone is not enough
    • Abstract: It was only a year ago that prime minister Theresa May gave the NHS a substantial funding gift for its 70th anniversary. A new £20 billion five-year deal was expected to ‘secure the future of the health service’ and deliver everything from improved performance against waiting time targets to transformation
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • When and how to talk to patients about their diet and lifestyle
    • Abstract: Broaching potentially difficult conversations about a patient’s lifestyle issues – such as diet – can be a daunting prospect for even the most experienced nurse.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Changes at regulator may speed up its FtP decisions
    • Abstract: A proposed overhaul of UK healthcare regulation may result in nurses’ fitness to practise (FtP) cases being resolved more quickly.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Rise in degree applications ‘too small’
    • Abstract: Huge increases in nursing student applications from England are needed, says the RCN, as figures show only a 4% increase since last year.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Abuse claims: nurses suspended
    • Abstract: Three nurses from Whorlton Hall hospital in County Durham have been suspended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Common interest allowed me to engage
    • Abstract: During the first year of my degree in learning disability nursing, I had a six-week placement in a step-down facility. The residents had come from more secure hospital settings and were supported by staff at the unit to develop the skills they needed to live more independently in the community.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • We must screen for iron deficiency
    • Abstract: Are you a woman' Do you feel tired and exhausted' Have you been experiencing heart palpitations or finding it a struggle sometimes to think clearly' This could be iron deficiency.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Our simple, low-cost system to keep patients hydrated
    • Abstract: Dehydration was a factor in the deaths of 429 hospital patients in England and Wales, according to latest figures. Acute kidney injury, which can be caused by severe dehydration, is associated with around 100,000 deaths a year in the UK – the equivalent to ten people every hour.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • In Laura’s name: the charity that aims to prevent suicide among
           nurses
    • Abstract: For Liam Barnes, his cousin, nurse Laura Hyde, was the closest thing he had to a sister. After graduating in 2011, Ms Hyde became a naval nurse, combining her two passions: travel and caring for others.
      PubDate: 2019-07-31
       
  • Capturing patient experience to improve healthcare services
    • Abstract: National surveys of NHS patients in the UK have captured patient satisfaction with healthcare services for more than 15 years. Although this data has been valuable in tracking trends over time and for comparison between healthcare services, there have been issues associated with the concept of ‘satisfaction’ and the lack
      PubDate: 2019-07-26
       
  • Implementing reasonable adjustments for -disabled people in healthcare
           services
    • Abstract: Disabled people are one of the groups in society with the greatest health needs, yet they experience some of the most significant barriers to accessing healthcare services. This article describes examples of how three healthcare services have met the Equality Act 2010 duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people,
      PubDate: 2019-07-26
       
  • Understanding the role of carbohydrates in optimal nutrition
    • Abstract: In recent years, the regulation of carbohydrate intake has become regarded as essential to achieve a balanced diet, with a range of health benefits attributed to low-carbohydrate diets. However, much of the advice on reduced carbohydrate intake does not reflect government-led dietary guidelines. As a result of this conflicting information,
      PubDate: 2019-07-26
       
  • Care of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease
    • Abstract: Congenital heart disease refers to an anatomical or physiological defect of the heart that is present at birth. Over the past three decades there have been significant advances in surgical, medical and nursing care for infants and children requiring cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease. This has meant that the
      PubDate: 2019-07-26
       
  • Effective management of adult patients with asthma
    • Abstract: Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can affect people of all ages. Globally, asthma is one of the most common non-communicable diseases and is associated with significant personal, financial and societal costs. In some cases, asthma can be fatal, although many fatalities would have been preventable with appropriate management.
      PubDate: 2019-07-26
       
  • Life is about endings and beginnings – and it’s time for me to
           go
    • Abstract: A doctor bounced up to me in hospital recently and told me he had just seen his last patient. He looked gobsmacked, and not in a good way.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Readers’ panel - Should national nursing uniforms be introduced in
           England'
    • Abstract: Our experts consider a hot topic of the day
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Gloomy BME staffing figures don’t add up
    • Abstract: When it comes to race equality, few people in the world can claim they are getting it right. Evidence shows that people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds are more likely to experience health problems, be less wealthy and generally have poorer life chances.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • ‘We’re offering nurses the best deal in the UK’
    • Abstract: When Jeane Freeman looks back on her career in nursing, it is clear there are things that she absolutely loved – and others that she found frustrating.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Meet the RCN Nurse of the Year 2019
    • Abstract: A ‘one in a million’ matron who specialised in ophthalmology almost by accident has developed her unit into a one-stop shop for eye patients, offering gold standard care provided by a highly skilled nursing workforce.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • RCNi launches the Nurse Awards Network
    • Abstract: The RCNi Nurse Awards recognise the best of nursing – a celebration of the profession, culminating in a glamorous evening reception and ceremony. But we want the celebration and the opportunities it creates to last long beyond one evening, which is why this year we have launched the Nurse Awards
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • The social hub that’s good for men’s health
    • Abstract: A practice nurse has created a haven offering lonely and isolated men in her community friendship and fun, as well as health checks.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • ‘Everyone should have a voice’
    • Abstract: My daughter Alice has Down’s syndrome,’ Amanda Glennon told learning disability nursing students at the Positive Choices conference in 2017. ‘She is 11 years old and despite hundreds of hospital and GP appointments she has never had a healthcare professional communicate with her in her own language, Makaton.’
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Spotting a need sparked the innovator in me
    • Abstract: While on a placement as a nursing student at Kingston University I noticed patients were not using their prescribed compression stockings. Failure to apply them can increase risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis so it’s important that medical aids are easy to use and comfortable. In addition, this represented
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Specialist awards: The winners
    • Abstract: Courses, events, grants, and awards to progress your career
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • What it takes to transform patient care and services
    • Abstract: Innovation doesn’t always mean ‘something new’. It can also means adapting or adopting ways of working or products and technologies that have been tried and tested elsewhere.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Cultural sensitivity bolsters health advice
    • Abstract: During my second year of training, I undertook a community placement with a health visiting team. The team was based in a deprived area, with an ethnically and culturally diverse population. Most of the families were refugees, who had migrated to the UK to escape war.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Major incident response: how each tragedy informs future nursing care
    • Abstract: When a bullet is fired into a gelatine block, the gelatine behaves in a similar way to human muscle tissue. By using high-speed digital photography, the impact of the bullet can be tracked.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Supporting patients – and saving millions
    • Abstract: A nurse-led team that made videos and a dummy training ‘arm’ that shows patients how to self-administer intravenous antibiotics has saved its trust £5 million in its first year – as well as improving patient experience.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • People Plan pledges sound simple…
    • Abstract: For a healthcare policy document, the NHS People Plan has a surprisingly pithy and direct title. It also makes for simple reading, with its explicit and laudable pledges to tackle nursing workforce shortages and make the NHS ‘the best place to work’.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • If Brexit brings medicine shortages, how will nurses allay patients’
           fears'
    • Abstract: Three quarters of the UK’s medicines come from the European Union, yet even with a projected Brexit date of 31 October, it is still unclear what the effect will be on supply.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Opioid misuse: Breaking the prescription
    • Abstract: Think of a drug addict and what image crosses your mind' Is it someone shooting up in a dark alleyway with an illegal drug obtained from a dealer' Or is it an older woman, on the waiting list for an operation and started on an opioid drug to deal with
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • IVF pioneer’s ‘equal contribution’ ignored
    • Abstract: A pioneering nurse involved in work that enabled the birth of the world’s first IVF baby was left off a plaque marking the achievement, despite protests from her colleagues, letters reveal.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Drugs exposure is making prison nurses ill
    • Abstract: Nurses and other staff in prisons are becoming unwell through exposure to psychoactive substances such as Spice, a survey suggests.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Transcribing: what new guidance states
    • Abstract: On 28 January, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) withdrew its standards for medicines management.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Empowering your patients to initiate lifestyle changes
    • Abstract: Do you work with people who have diabetes or another long-term condition'
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Dismissal of nurse who offered prayers ‘was fair’
    • Abstract: A Christian nurse sacked after offering to pray for patients before surgery was fairly dismissed by her trust, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • ‘Feminine stereotype is stunting potential of the profession’
    • Abstract: The perception of nursing as a ‘feminine’ or ‘nurturing’ profession is a barrier to women progressing to leadership roles, a report states.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • A flexible future: what the NHS must do to attract lapsed registrants
           while retaining staff too
    • Abstract: Working with Mumsnet is the latest way the government is trying to tackle the nursing workforce crisis and tempt nurses back into the NHS.
      PubDate: 2019-07-08
       
  • Understanding the benefits and implications of Enhanced Recovery After
           Surgery
    • Abstract: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programmes are an innovative approach to optimising patient outcomes in the perioperative period and have been implemented in various surgical departments across a range of specialties, with varying degrees of success. ERAS is an evidence-based, multimodal programme that has repeatedly demonstrated a reduction in post-operative
      PubDate: 2019-07-05
       
  • Prevention and management of hyperglycaemic crisis
    • Abstract: Hyperglycaemia is a defining feature of diabetes mellitus. It involves an elevated level of glucose in the blood, which develops as a result of the body’s inability to produce insulin or process insulin effectively. If left unchecked and untreated, patients with diabetes are at risk of short-term, potentially life-threatening hyperglycaemic
      PubDate: 2019-07-05
       
  • How to undertake oral medicines calculations
    • Abstract: Rationale and key points This article provides a step-wise, practical approach to undertaking oral medicines calculations for tablets, capsules and liquid preparations. It also explores the evidence base behind medication errors in relation to calculations. • Medication errors have been identified as one of the most frequent types of patient
      PubDate: 2019-07-05
       
  • Preventing foot complications in people with diabetes mellitus
    • Abstract: ‘Diabetic foot’ is a term used to describe a group of syndromes in which neuropathy and/or ischaemia lead to tissue breakdown and reduced resistance to infection in a patient with diabetes mellitus. Foot ulceration is a serious and potentially limb-threatening complication of diabetes that can lead to pain, tissue necrosis
      PubDate: 2019-07-05
       
 
 
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