Erin Dean

BAME staff during the COVID-19 pandemic
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: how can we protect BAME nurses during the crisis?

The pandemic has disproportionately affected BAME people and the NHS has been slow to react

Home nutrition
Nursing Standard

COVID-19 nutritional advice

Nutritional advice to help patients during and after COVID-19 has been published

Picture of a woman showing a boy how to clean his hands with sanitiser. Both are wearing masks.
Learning Disability Practice

COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for learning disability nurses

People with learning disabilities and autism may need help to understand the virus and...

A woman in scrubs standing in a clinical area, reflecting on her experiences at work
Nursing Standard

How to use your COVID-19 experience for reflective practice

Amid the upheaval of the pandemic, nurses can use reflection to process their experiences

Nursing Standard

Rheumatology nursing: your guide to the new RCN competency framework

Skills and career framework aims to support the development of rheumatology nurse roles

Picture of a nurse caring for a patient at home
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: NICE guidance on community and end of life care

NICE has published guidance on treating the symptoms of COVID-19 in patients at home

Picture shows two medics in discussion. Lack of personal protective equipment allows nurses to take a decision to protect themselves, RCN guidance says.
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: when you can refuse to treat a patient due to inadequate PPE

The implications for nurses of RCN guidance on care provision and inadequate PPE

Someone washing their hands. It is important to wash hands thoroughly at the end of a shift. Picture: iStock
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: the steps to take when your shift ends to stay safe at home

Online sources list rigorous steps to take– but what do the experts say?

Melissa Canavan & Sarah Anderson
Primary Health Care

How one social enterprise has transformed respiratory care

Melissa Canavan took the risky step of leaving her job to set up a new business

Nursing Standard

COVID-19: nurses say they are not getting adequate PPE

A survey by Nursing Standard finds front-line staff fear for their lives

Patient notes
Mental Health Practice

Dementia and the prescription of antipsychotics in hospital

Key points for nurses from a dementia audit by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

COVID-19 global pandemic
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: how the NHS and the nursing profession have coped so far

As lockdown continues, we take stock of the impact on and response from services and staff

Cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic
Cancer Nursing Practice

COVID-19: implications for people receiving cancer treatment

NICE has published new guidance about cancer care during the pandemic

Picture of a newborn receiving ventilation
Nursing Children and Young People

Long-term ventilation: best practice in caring for children and young people

Concerns about standards of care with long-term ventilation reviewed by NCEPOD

Picture shows a woman studying. Many nurses are using holidays to do continuing professional development and paying for it themselves, according to a survey by Cancer Nursing Practice.
Cancer Nursing Practice

Cancer nurses do compulsory training in their own time, our survey shows

Many use their holidays to do continuing professional development and pay for it themselves

Nurse using a Clinical Frailty Scale
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: guidance on when to admit patients to critical care

NICE advises on assessing for frailty and including patients and carers in decision-making

Hay fever
Nursing Standard

How to help patients cope with hay fever

Symptoms can be debilitating, but the condition is often under-recognised and poorly managed

Infection control and the coronavirus
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: infection prevention and control advice for all healthcare settings

The government has issued advice for all healthcare workers