Elaine Cole

RCNi

How a tenner's worth of art supplies energised a group of inpatients

Art therapy project to boost his patients' self-esteem earns student a place in the Nurse Awards final

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Every contact counts: nurse awards finalist is a natural carer

Hospice healthcare assistant Sharon Finn shows how 'the little things are the big things' in end of life care

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High standards of bank nurse reflected in excellent patient care

Nurse Awards finalist is praised by her colleagues for competence, compassion, communication skills and care

RCNi

Recently-qualified nurse wipes out infections at her care home

Shauna Rooney's infection prevention and control project has earned her a place in the Nurse Awards final

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Nurse's support for bereaved twin earns her prestigious award nomination

Tracy Mattison put forward Melanie McDougall for a Nurse Award for 'putting her heart into patient care'

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'Children's nurse got our family through its darkest days'

Mum Gabrielle Archer has nominated Sarah Hartfree for a prestigious Nurse Award

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'Nursing student gave me the strength to want to live'

Suicidal teenager thanks the nurse who saved her life by nominating her for a prestigious award

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'My fantastic nurse believed in me when nobody else did'

Community mental health nurse Kelly Hayes has helped Susan Hemming achieve her dream of going to university

RCNi

Voting opens for our Patient's Choice award

Meet the outstanding nurses shortlisted in the Patient's Choice category of the Nursing Standard Nurse Awards 2015

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How my 23-weeker and I were saved by trusting our nurses and doctors

Surviving the nerve-wracking ordeal of watching your child fight for life can depend on the culture behind their care, says Elaine Cole

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Care homes to be reviewed on Trip Advisor-style website

The website Think about me: the Good Care Guide gives care home providers the chance to read and respond to feedback from relatives and residents

Nursing Standard

Honest, open and non-judgemental health care

The cliniQ service is offering trans and non-binary people health care with dignity, writes Elaine Cole.

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Rapid turnover of nurse directors is undermining drive to improve safety

One in four NHS trust chief nurses has been in post for less than a year

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We need more nurses to ensure patients have ‘a good death’

A lack of nursing staff is not only unsafe, but prevents everyone receiving optimum care at the end of life, says Elaine Cole

Nursing Standard

Wound closure using adhesive strips

This article outlines the use of adhesive strips which may be suitable for closing many superficial wounds, pre-tibial lacerations and surgical wounds requiring support.

Nursing Standard

Measuring central venous pressure

Central venous pressure measurement is often associated with intensive and critical care settings. However, with increasing numbers of critically ill patients being cared for on medical and surgical wards, it is essential that nursing staff are able to record central venous pressure measurement accurately and recognise normal and abnormal parameters as highlighted in this article.

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Assessment of the patient with acute abdominal pain

Abdominal pain has many causes, from simple to complex presentations. Patients with abdominal pain may have a number of physiological and psychological needs. Nurses have a key role to play in patient assessment, history taking and management.

Nursing Standard

Assessment of the patient with acute abdominal pain

Abdominal pain has many causes, from simple to complex presentations. Patients with abdominal pain may have a number of physiological and psychological needs. Nurses have a key role to play in patient assessment, history taking and management.

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