Lorna McInulty

The importance of keeping our nursing knowledge up to date

It is vital to read widely and keep abreast of what is current in our learning

Telling it like it is through the world of comedy

Former junior doctor turned comedian Adam Kay has nurses questioning when will the C for compassion extend to staff in the NHS?

Skin tears

Prevention and management of skin tears in older people

Skin tears are frequently encountered in emergency and unscheduled care, and are prevalent in older people. Patients may present soon after an acute skin tear, or at a later stage when the wound presentation is different and there are complications. This article describes evidence-based recommendations and strategies for the prevention, assessment and management of skin tears, discusses risk factors and explains when to refer patients for specialist management.

Board's eye view: is there a fairer way to evaluate capability?

Weighing up the pros and cons of using objective structured clinical examinations, to evaluate students' capabilities in clinical practice