Erin Dean

Nursing Standard

Shoes for nurses: how to choose the right footwear for your comfort and safety

Comfortable and protective shoes are an essential part of the nursing uniform

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Virtual fitness to practise hearings: a guide for registrants and witnesses

Remote FtP proceedings are here to stay – find out what this could mean for you

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Demoralised and let down: your response to pay offer ‘insult’ after year of sacrifices

What nurses told a Nursing Standard-Sunday Mirror survey about pay, staffing and the pandemic

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COVID-19 and acute kidney injury – do you know how to identify patients at risk?

AKI is linked to COVID-19, and the pandemic has affected both its incidence and demographics

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Urinary incontinence: it’s common in nurses, but are you ignoring the symptoms?

Demographic and occupational factors increase the risk, but it’s important to seek help early

Emergency Nurse

Perplexing presentations: how to act on fabricated or induced illness

Guidance for nurses on identifying and safeguarding children at risk

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Opioid prescribing: tackling the ‘time bomb’ of long-term use and addiction

How to spot red flags, advise patients and help them find other ways to cope

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Supporting patients with IBS: dietary advice and care to improve quality of life

What you need to know to help reduce the impact of this chronic, often debilitating condition

Anaphylaxis
Emergency Nurse

Anaphylaxis: how to make a swift diagnosis, treat, monitor and advise patients

What nurses should know about this systemic allergic reaction and medical emergency

Nursing Children and Young People

Breastfeeding: why nurses need to encourage and support mothers with babies in hospital

The RCN’s latest guidance offers advice on promoting breastfeeding in children’s wards

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Human and animal bites: assessment, treatment and when to use antimicrobials

Advice from NICE on how to treat patients with bite wounds

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Nursing leadership: which type is right for you?

Effective leadership can inspire staff and improve care

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How nutrition can help prevent and treat pressure ulcers

A balanced diet and good hydration are vital for patients to maintain robust and healthy skin

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Glove use and vaccinations: what the COVID-19 guidance says

There has been some confusion over whether gloves should be worn by vaccinators

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COVID-19 vaccination: your guide to consent

Managing this vital part of the roll-out, plus the process for those who lack capacity

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Rotas and shift patterns: who should make the decisions?

What nurses told us about lack of control over their shifts and the cost to work-life balance

New strain of COVID-19
Nursing Children and Young People

How will the new strain of COVID-19 affect children and young people?

What it means for children’s services, vaccinations and the advice nurses should give parents

Picture shows a woman taking a vitamin D supplement. As autumn/winter approaches many people will need to top up their levels of vitamin D levels and nurses can play a key role in advising on this
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Why nurses need to talk about vitamin D with their patients

As spring arrives and lockdown eases, nurses can encourage people to boost vitamin D levels

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