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Nursing Standard
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ISSN (Print) 0029-6570
Published by RCNi Homepage  [10 journals]
  • It’s time we stopped taking our health service for granted
    • Abstract: ‘You don’t get owt for nowt,’ my mother-in-law would say with a trace of suspicion in her voice. She was in her twenties in 1948 when the NHS was born, and never quite accepted that you could get healthcare for ‘nothing’.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Readers’ panel - Will the government’s funding boost put the NHS on a
           secure footing'
    • Abstract: Our experts consider a hot topic of the day
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • ‘My biggest challenge was not being able to do more’
    • Abstract: After six years as chief nursing officer for England, Jane Cummings is stepping down. Her tenure coincided with arguably the most difficult period in the history of the NHS: escalating demand clashing with tightly controlled – many would say woefully inadequate – funding and unprecedented scrutiny of services in the
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • NHS at 70: What does the future hold'
    • Abstract: Today’s NHS deals with about a million patients a day, employing roughly 1.5 million people in the UK. The institution, which turns 70 on 5 July, is held in such high public esteem that it featured as part of the opening ceremony for the London Olympics in 2012.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Meet the RCN Nurse of the Year 2018
    • Abstract: Angela Hall’s colleagues will tell you that it’s her determination and hard work that have transformed the care of patients with heart rhythm disorders at Jersey General Hospital. Arrhythmia nurse specialist Ms Hall established four impressive innovations in 12 months, slashing waiting times for hundreds of patients and dramatically reducing
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Judging the RCNi Nurse Awards has made me so proud of our profession
    • Abstract: Over several days in May, I was privileged to be a member of the panel that listened to presentations and interviewed the finalists in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • So lucky to have them
    • Abstract: Nurses nominated by a couple they supported through kidney cancer, years of dialysis and a transplant have received one of the profession’s top accolades. Renal home therapies nurses Alison Cairns, Caroline McCloskey and Bridgeen Canning were crowned winners in the Patient’s Choice category of the RCNi Nurse Awards at a
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • My experience as a service user is part of Carers Hub success
    • Abstract: As a former mental health service user my role as a peer support worker involves listening to and sharing my lived experience with people who have been or are going through a similar experience.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • ‘I want to empower students to advocate for their patients’
    • Abstract: ‘Three years ago I was given a 15% chance of survival after contracting sepsis in hospital,’ says nursing student Katie Dutton. ‘My PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line was left in for too long, my arm was infected and the signs were not spotted quickly enough.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Special Recognition: An award for a mental health champion
    • Abstract: Mental health nurse Mark Field has dedicated his free time for more than 20 years to supporting adults and children with mental health problems, despite a challenging diagnosis of his own. His achievements and approach to nursing so impressed the RCNi Nurse Awards judges that for the first time in
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • More BME nurses should enter awards
    • Abstract: This year I joined the judging panel for six categories of the RCNi Nurse Awards – student nurses, community nursing, innovations in your specialty, cancer research, cancer nursing practice and nursing older people.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Easing access to care
    • Abstract: Mencap recently released a report saying there are 1,200 avoidable deaths of people with learning disabilities in the UK each year. Part of my job is to ensure people with learning disabilities get access to the health services they need.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Specialist awards – the winners
    • Abstract: Our roundup of what’s on
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Why spotting suicide risk is every nurse’s concern
    • Abstract: One person dies by suicide every 90 minutes in the UK. This shocking figure is one of the statistics driving a new programme to reduce suicide rates in England.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Kindness is tangible in a mental health crisis
    • Abstract: My third placement in the second year of my mental health nursing degree was on an acute adult psychiatric ward. The patients had been diagnosed with a variety of mental health conditions, including major depressive disorder, bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia, with many previously known to services.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • An inspiration and a worthy winner
    • Abstract: Her list of achievements in a short time is impressive and breathtaking in equal measure. Arrhythmia nurse specialist Angela Hall, named this month as RCN Nurse of the Year 2018, has transformed the care and lives of people with heart conditions on Jersey through her knowledge, skills and sheer tenacity.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Be a hand hygiene role model
    • Abstract: We know that compliance with hand hygiene protocols has a significant effect on the prevention of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). Yet compliance with best practice standards is patchy to say the least.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Hunt calls for improved ‘learning culture’
    • Abstract: The NHS blame culture must change if the health service is to prevent scandals like the one at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, say health leaders and ministers.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Visa limit lifted to allow skilled migration
    • Abstract: Immigration rules capping the number of overseas nurses working in the UK have been eased to allow the NHS to recruit more staff.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • UTIs in older people: the programme reducing unnecessary prescribing
    • Abstract: When older patients have a suspected urinary tract infection (UTI), a prescription for antibiotics is the most common treatment – but what if the tests that indicate an infection are misleading and there is nothing wrong'
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Hospitals underestimate number of staff needed to prevent infections
    • Abstract: Hospitals may be underestimating the number of specialist staff they use to prevent infections among patients, a study suggests.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Sharing surveillance of infectious diseases could reduce use of
           antibiotics
    • Abstract: Local real-time surveillance of infectious diseases such as flu could lead to better diagnoses and reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics, a study shows.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Identifying and treating urinary tract infections: NICE guidelines
    • Abstract: Essential facts Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect different parts of the urinary tract, including the bladder (cystitis), urethra and kidneys. UTIs are common and generally caused by bacteria from faeces entering the urethra.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • ‘NHS investment is a waste without social care boost’
    • Abstract: The government’s £20.5 billion-a-year investment in the NHS will be worthless if it does not go hand-in-hand with extra money for social care, unions and other organisations warn.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Sexual morals not an FtP issue – RCN
    • Abstract: Nurses struck off for undertaking sex work or participating in swingers’ websites may have been subject to ‘moral policing’, said the RCN.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Colorectal: a dynamic and underrated specialty
    • Abstract: It was an encounter with one particular patient that led Fiona Hibberts to discover her passion for colorectal nursing.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Diet study offers hope for people with epilepsy
    • Abstract: Gut bacteria may play an important role in a diet that helps patients with epilepsy to control seizures, a study has found.
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • Why NHS pay deal needs to mark the start of a trend for all the UK’s
           nurses
    • Abstract: The news that NHS nurses in England will soon get their most significant pay rise in a decade is good for many – but what’s next with the profession’s campaign for fair pay everywhere in the UK, outside as well as within the NHS'
      PubDate: 2018-07-04
       
  • NICE guidelines on identifying and treating Lyme disease
    • Abstract: Essential facts Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease transmitted to humans through bites from infected ticks. Transmission becomes more likely the longer a tick is attached to the skin. Ticks live in grassy and wooded areas in rural and urban locations.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Act like there’s no staff shortage' That would just be farcical
    • Abstract: I went to see a play recently where all the characters – and there were many – were played by two actors who were constantly changing costumes and personae. It became increasingly frenetic as the evening went on, and was very funny.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Readers’ panel - Should the government rethink the 2012 NHS
           reforms'
    • Abstract: Our experts consider a hot topic of the day
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • ‘Nurses are a force to be reckoned with – and we must use our
           voices’
    • Abstract: I met Maria Trewern at RCN headquarters in central London a couple of weeks before congress and then interviewed her again, by phone, after she returned from Belfast. On both occasions I was struck by her enthusiasm: for nursing, for RCN members, and for the opportunity she has been given,
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Lack of CPD time putting revalidation in jeopardy
    • Abstract: Nurses risk being unable to revalidate because staffing pressures mean they have no time for continuing professional development (CPD).
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Vox pop
    • Abstract: ‘They are quite old-fashioned now and given how much the nursing profession is trying to move with the times and move forward, I don’t see any reason not to get rid of them and introduce more suitable terms.’ Lynsay Jaques, RCN Derbyshire branch
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • ‘Your reluctance to strike tied our hands’
    • Abstract: Union negotiators felt they could not push the government for a bigger NHS pay rise because they believed members were unlikely to take industrial action, RCN chief pay negotiator Josie Irwin revealed.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Call for male recruitment plan rejected
    • Abstract: RCN congress rejected a call to create a strategy to recruit more men to nursing.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • ‘Mere ‘safe’ staffing falls short of therapeutic
           need’
    • Abstract: Simply having safe staffing levels is not enough for therapeutic settings, the congress audience was told.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Stop workforce from falling off a cliff, college tells government
    • Abstract: Nurses called for urgent action on recruitment and retention in the profession, saying it stands at a ‘dangerous workforce precipice’.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Views split on the risks of redeployment
    • Abstract: Opposing views on the redeployment of NHS staff to clinical areas where they do not normally practise sparked an impassioned debate at RCN congress.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Warning over sexual health staff shortage
    • Abstract: Short-staffing in sexual health clinics in England could be leading to a drop in infection testing, an RCN survey suggests.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • ‘Boss forced me to move bay over patient racism’
    • Abstract: A shocked congress audience listened as nurses shared their experience of patients’ racism and called for action on harassment at work.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • A flu pandemic is UK’s top public health risk
    • Abstract: Nurses deciding whether to have the flu jab should consider that a flu pandemic is the number one threat to the UK, a public health expert said.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Are you ready to work alongside robots'
    • Abstract: ‘The future’s already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.’
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • A nurse’s story: what it takes to do the ‘hardest job of
           all’
    • Abstract: In her new book, Christie Watson set out to do something that sounds simple, but isn’t: ‘I wanted to describe the job of nursing.’ As Watson sees it, nursing is bigger, more complex, more demanding than any other profession. ‘It is very hard to put into language because it is
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • How one voice can sway a profession
    • Abstract: RCN congress is the largest nursing event in the UK. With debates on a variety of nursing and healthcare issues, fringe events and an exhibition, it is a great opportunity for nurses and nursing students to network and learn from each other.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Take on the challenge of patient mobility
    • Abstract: ‘I can’t leave the house anymore because I’ve lost all the strength in my legs, and I feel isolated.’
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Meet the ‘pain detective’
    • Abstract: Jenny Wright qualified as a nurse in 1988 in Queensland, Australia. After specialising in cardiology and acute coronary care, she came to the UK in 1995 and spent 12 years as an intensive care nurse at London’s Harefield Hospital, part of the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Pain under-documented in nursing home residents with severe cognitive
           impairment
    • Abstract: Pain is less frequently documented and treated in nursing home residents with cancer who have severe cognitive impairment.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Spinal fracture surgery proves no better for osteoporosis pain relief than
           ‘sham’ procedure
    • Abstract: Surgery to repair spinal fractures, or vertebroplasty, is no more effective for pain relief than a placebo procedure in older patients with osteoporosis.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Nurse well-being is key to staffing crisis
    • Abstract: The workforce planning crisis that has afflicted nursing for years could be solved at a stroke if only the government and employers paid greater attention to retention. Too often the focus is on widening entry to the profession, and creating new roles such as nursing associates. But much of this
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Efforts to reduce stress not reaching the workforce
    • Abstract: Lack of access to clinical supervision and activities that could help to relieve stress and burnout at work is a major barrier to well-being, nurses have told Nursing Standard.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Menopause: The challenge of coping at work
    • Abstract: The average age of the menopause for women in the UK is 51. More than 309,000 nurses and midwives – that’s 45% of the UK register – are aged between 41 and 55, putting them squarely in the age group for experiencing the wide range of symptoms the menopause can
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • NMC ‘ignored’ Morecambe Bay concerns
    • Abstract: A damning report says the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s handling of concerns about midwives in the Morecambe Bay scandal was inadequate and tells the regulator to improve transparency.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • ‘Nurses need more mental health support’
    • Abstract: The mother of a nursing student who died by suicide has called for a change in workplace attitudes.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Creating a ‘take a break’ culture
    • Abstract: Taking a break at work is increasingly seen as a bonus rather than a necessity, with some nursing staff reporting going hours without a drink and even struggling to find time to go to the toilet.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • The trusts yet to reach food standards
    • Abstract: Around a quarter of NHS trusts may not be meeting hospital food standards – three years after they became legally binding.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Poor working conditions drive nurses to the brink
    • Abstract: Scant opportunity to eat, drink and take breaks during shifts is leaving nurses depressed, using alcohol to self-medicate, and even suicidal, a Nursing Standard survey has found.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Compulsory flu jab for staff – is it a moral duty, or a morale
           wrecker'
    • Abstract: Almost one in five NHS employers in the UK (18%) has discussed the possibility of making the flu vaccine compulsory for its staff, a Nursing Standard investigation reveals.
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Procedural pain management in patients with cancer
    • Abstract: Pain has been identified as one of the most significant factors in patients’ experience of cancer and its treatment. Pain experienced during cancer treatment procedures such as radiotherapy can be unpleasant and distressing for the patient, as well as for their family and carers. Nurses have an important role in
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Nutritional requirements in malnutrition and diabetes mellitus
    • Abstract: Working in partnership with patients to achieve optimal nutritional status, regardless of their underlying condition, is an important aspect of nursing care. This article examines malnutrition and diabetes mellitus, which are two common conditions that can have significant implications for patients’ health and diet. It emphasises that, when managing patients
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Advances in the pharmacological management of acute and chronic pain
    • Abstract: Effective management of acute and chronic pain is an important aspect of nursing practice. Relieving patients’ pain requires nurses to have an understanding of the latest evidence-based approaches, which will enable them to assess pain, implement appropriate management strategies and monitor their effectiveness. This article outlines the developments in evidence-based
      PubDate: 2018-06-06
       
  • Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse’s role
    • Abstract: Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance are significant threats to public health. As resistant organisms continue to emerge and evolve, and antimicrobial agents become less effective, infection prevention and control remains a vital aspect of maintaining public health, particularly among vulnerable patient groups such as older people and young children. Because
      PubDate: 2018-06-05
       
  • Role of nurses in alcohol screening and treatment interventions
    • Abstract: Alcohol consumption can be a positive factor in many people’s social lives, but for some individuals it may cause associated harm to their health. Alcohol consumption can also place a burden on healthcare services. This article explores the trends of alcohol use, primarily in the UK, and outlines the related
      PubDate: 2018-06-05
       
  • Assessing and managing communication needs in people with serious mental
           illness
    • Abstract: Effective communication is essential to maintain mental health and resilience. Communication can be challenging for people who experience serious mental illness (SMI), which can be a barrier to social, employment and educational opportunities, as well as increasing their risk of experiencing abuse. Therefore, it is important that nurses who work
      PubDate: 2018-06-05
       
  • Pathophysiology and nursing management of acute pancreatitis
    • Abstract: Acute pancreatitis is a potentially life-threatening condition primarily associated with gallstones or prolonged and excessive alcohol intake. Although the initial triggers of the condition can vary, the resulting pathophysiology is broadly similar irrespective of the cause. This article explores the pathophysiology of the main causes of acute pancreatitis, and discusses
      PubDate: 2018-06-05
       
  • Providing nutritional support for patients in critical care
    • Abstract: The provision of nutritional support for patients who are critically ill is complex and multifaceted, in part because of the variety and complexity of potential clinical presentations. This article explores the importance of providing nutritional support for patients who are critically ill and explains the pathophysiology of nutrition in altered
      PubDate: 2018-05-06
       
  • Effects of singing groups on staff well-being: a feasibility study
    • Abstract: Aims To determine the feasibility of recruiting and retaining staff ‘singing for well-being’ groups over three months and the acceptability of the proposed intervention and data collection methods, and to explore the potential effects of singing groups on staff well-being. Method This was a feasibility study that used a two-group
      PubDate: 2018-05-06
       
  • Pay takes centre stage at 2018 congress
    • Abstract: About 3,000 nurses will gather in Belfast in mid-May to discuss the most pressing issues for the profession.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Why aren’t there more nurses at board level'
    • Abstract: Only 40% of the 15 NHS organisations running England’s health services have nurses on their decision-making boards, a Nursing Standard investigation has found.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Inspiration for leaders on the front line
    • Abstract: It’s the day after the first residential workshop session for the first cohort of a nurse leaders’ programme – and the participants are buzzing.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Leaders can’t flourish in a blame culture
    • Abstract: Optimistic, knowledgeable, forward-looking, willing to be challenged and able to instil confidence – these are just some of the qualities displayed every day by effective nurses in board or other senior leadership positions.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Leading Change
    • Abstract: While many nurses may choose to avoid politics, believing it has little to do with their working lives, engagement with political issues is increasingly viewed as a responsibility, rather than an option.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • The best possible pay deal' Probably
    • Abstract: The consultation on a proposed pay deal for NHS staff in England is in full swing, with those who are sceptical about the offer dominating discussions on social media. The views of the more apathetic majority are harder to gauge, but for now we have to assume that the three-year
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Let’s be vocal about our achievements
    • Abstract: In nursing we are often not good at promoting what we do and how we make a difference in the lives of those we care for.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • WANTED: bright ideas that show what you can do
    • Abstract: The RCN’s Celebrating Nursing Practice project aims to highlight unsung achievements. It was established as part of the college’s centenary celebrations, with funding of £130,000 from the RCN Foundation, a charity providing vital support to the nursing community.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Celebrating nursing practice
    • Abstract: Nursing staff leading seven diverse and innovative projects have been invited to make their case for extra investment under the RCN’s Celebrating Nursing Practice programme. Those selected for further funding will be able to implement their good practice more widely and evaluate its impact.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Have your say on Patient’s Choice winner
    • Abstract: Judging for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 is under way.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • More authorities join protection system
    • Abstract: The number of emergency departments and local authorities in England that have taken up a national child protection data-sharing initiative has more than doubled in six months.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Nursing Now: developing nations show what nurses can achieve
    • Abstract: Nigel Crisp has a far from modest ambition: he wants to ‘turn the world upside down’, and he sees nursing as the key to making that happen.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Patient’s Choice
    • Abstract: A public vote is under way to choose the winner of this category of the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018, in which patients nominate a nurse whose care has had an enormous impact on their lives.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Care without compromise
    • Abstract: The NHS is emerging from arguably its worst winter crisis yet, with soaring bed occupancy rates, staffing shortages and severe viruses all afflicting services.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • RCN members voting on ‘best rise in a decade’ deal
    • Abstract: RCN members have begun voting on whether to accept the proposed NHS pay deal.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Slump in degree applications persists
    • Abstract: Ministers must get a grip on nursing recruitment, the RCN warned as figures revealed student applications in England have fallen by one third since 2016.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Knitting – the best medicine' It’s a bit of a woolly idea
    • Abstract: According to an article in The Telegraph, knitting ‘could save the NHS’ and practitioners should consider prescribing it as an alternative to medication.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Readers’ panel - Should families be encouraged to witness
           resuscitation attempts'
    • Abstract: Our experts consider a hot topic of the day
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Spread the word: vaccines save lives
    • Abstract: World Immunisation Week, which took place last month, is a global campaign celebrating the successes of vaccines and highlighting the ongoing efforts needed to ensure everyone is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • ‘As a nurse peer I have access to ministers – and they do
           listen’
    • Abstract: Mary Watkins’ appointment to the House of Lords in 2015 did not come out of the blue and nor, she emphasises, did she simply wake up one day and decide she wanted to be a life peer. She had been urged to apply by a network of senior nurses who
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Closing the gaps in respiratory care
    • Abstract: Respiratory disease is one of the top five causes of premature death in the UK, and official scrutiny in recent years has revealed that care is falling below required standards.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Exploring the role of advanced nurse practitioners in leadership
    • Abstract: There have been several changes to healthcare services in the UK over recent years, with rising NHS costs and increasing demands on healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality care. Simultaneously, public inquiries have identified suboptimal leadership throughout the NHS, which has been linked to a lack of clear leadership across the
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • How to record a 12-lead electrocardiogram
    • Abstract: Rationale and key points Rationale and key points This article provides a step-wise, practical approach to recording a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and explores the evidence base that supports the use of this important assessment tool in clinical practice.• A 12-lead ECG is frequently used in a variety of clinical settings,
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with atrial fibrillation
    • Abstract: Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia and is the most frequent arrhythmia experienced by older people. It is caused by chaotic electrical activity in the atria, leading to an irregular and often rapid heart rate. Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of ischaemic stroke, resulting from the
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Assessment and management of urinary incontinence in women
    • Abstract: Urinary incontinence is a common and usually hidden issue that can affect women of all ages. It is often ignored by the patient because of their misconception that incontinence is an inevitable consequence of ageing and their low expectations of successful treatment. There are various types of incontinence, with symptoms
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Nursing management of patients with faecal incontinence
    • Abstract: Faecal incontinence is a condition that can develop as a result of age, injury or long-term conditions, and may be associated with significant stigma for those affected. Symptoms of faecal incontinence include leakage of flatus and faeces, and the condition can affect people of any age, although it is most
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Exploring the implementation of family-witnessed resuscitation
    • Abstract: Cardiac arrest is a traumatic event, both for patients and their family members. Traditionally, healthcare professionals have often been reluctant to offer family members the opportunity to witness cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) attempts. However, professional bodies globally have begun to recommend the use of family-witnessed resuscitation (FWR) during CPR, identifying a
      PubDate: 2018-04-28
       
  • An overview of developments in nurse prescribing in the UK
    • Abstract: In the UK and internationally, the nursing profession is continuing to advance and innovate its roles and functions. One area in which this is particularly notable is nurse prescribing. The UK has the most extended nurse prescribing rights in the world, with significant advances in this field over the past
      PubDate: 2018-04-28
       
  • Collaborative communication: learning from advanced clinical practice
           patient consultations
    • Abstract: Advanced nurse practitioners, and nurses aspiring to this role, are required to understand how to communicate effectively and on a collaborative basis with patients and carers during consultations, with the aim of enhancing patient outcomes such as improved patient satisfaction, ability to self-manage healthcare needs and adherence to care plans.
      PubDate: 2018-04-28
       
  • Meeting the needs of carers of people at the end of life
    • Abstract: Carers have a vital role in end of life care in all settings. They are essential in enabling people to live at home at the end of their lives. Carers give and receive care, and have a range of support needs related to this complex role. This article explores the
      PubDate: 2018-04-28
       
  • Identification and management of drug allergy
    • Abstract: This article describes the signs and symptoms of drug allergy, and explains the effects that it can have on patient care. It outlines the risk factors for the development of drug allergy, along with the mechanisms by which allergic reactions are mediated. This article also explains the tests used to
      PubDate: 2018-04-28
       
 
 
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