Erin Dean

Nursing Standard

What does an organ donation specialist nurse do – and how can I become one?

The skills and experience you will need to coordinate donation and support families

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Deterioration: spotting the signs and escalating care on a pressured shift

Tools and advice to help teams ensure patients are monitored effectively

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Redeployed to an unfamiliar area: what is a floating shift and do I have to work it?

How to cope if your shift setting changes and ensure you work within your competency

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Morale boost: leadership tips for supporting teams under pressure

How to help staff feel appreciated and heard amid unprecedented challenges

Nursing Children and Young People

Child vaccination schedule: changes, new risks and tackling hesitancy

A guide to answering parents’ questions and allaying vaccination fears

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What to do if your boss has their ‘pet’ people

Favouritism is too often a feature of nursing teams – but here’s how you can change that

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Menopause: guidance on support for NHS staff who are struggling with symptoms

NHS advice marks a cultural shift to foster openness and improve women’s working lives

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Hostile patients: how to deal with aggression, verbal attacks and other forms of abuse

Advice on steps to take, de-escalation tips and why incidents should never be normalised

Emergency Nurse

Scarlet fever and Group A strep: what you need to know

Alarm over Group A strep has prompted an alert and appeals to nurses to be extra vigilant

Nursing Children and Young People

What is a WellChild Nurse – and could it be the career for you?

The role involves caring for children with serious and complex health needs

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Is laughing gas safe and what can I tell recreational users about managing their risk?

Evidence-based advice on the health implications of inhaling nitrous oxide

Emergency Nurse

Hot debriefs: what every emergency nurse should know

A five-minute team debrief after a difficult case can help protect staff well-being

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Strike action could be a defining moment for the profession – but can it succeed?

Why precedent proves nurses can win on the picket line, without losing public support

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Brain fog: causes and coping strategies from menopause to long-COVID

Top tips on coping with debilitating brain fog when you need a clear head for work

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What does an occupational health nurse do and could it be the role for me?

Find out about a varied career that can be in the NHS or anywhere in the world of work

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Challenging clinical decisions: how to raise concerns about care

It can be difficult to question senior colleagues. Find out how to do it well

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

In autumn and winter months, nurses can encourage people to counteract declining light levels

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Anaemia and surgery: early diagnosis and management to minimise risk

New guidance on managing anaemia outlines a patient-centred perioperative pathway

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