Lynne Pearce

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Critical care outreach: Supporting ward nurses and saving lives

At London’s University College Hospital a highly successful nurse-led team brings expert care to deteriorating patients wherever they are in the hospital. The impact of the critical care outreach role has been enormous since its introduction to the UK in 2000

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Making bedside handovers work for patients and staff

Good communication during handovers is an important aspect of nursing practice and there is growing acceptance that patients can and should be involved. But does bringing the handover to the bedside result in better care?

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Digital literacy part 6: The future of e-nursing

The final article in our six-part series on digital literacy considers the changes that e-health technologies are likely to bring to nursing and healthcare in the future

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Challenges and rewards of volunteer nursing in Bangladesh

Working in volunteer emergency nursing teams overseas is challenging but also rewarding and eye-opening, say members of a group from Kettering who helped care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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Digital literacy part 5: Staying safe online

The fifth article in our series on digital literacy explains how to safeguard confidential information about you, your patients and your organisation so you can enjoy the advantages of being an e-nurse

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Digital literacy part 4: Resources for community nursing

Our six part series continues with a review of ways in which community nurses can use digital technology to enhance patient care – and keep themselves safe

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Nursing course helps students shine with ‘being brilliant’ approach

Students on an adult nursing course are encouraged to fulfil their potential by adopting a ‘being brilliant’ attitude that also brings out the best in others

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Digital literacy part 3: Online learning resources

The third article in our six-part series explores digital learning as an aid to professional development. There are some pitfalls to avoid, but there is also plenty of high-quality content that can benefit qualified nurses and students

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Dignity in healthcare for people with learning disabilities

The RCN’s latest edition of its guidance Dignity in Health Care for People with Learning Disabilities features contributions from an expert panel of people with learning disabilities, alongside examples of good practice

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Digital literacy part 1: You can be an e-nurse

In the first of a series of six articles on digital literacy, Lynne Pearce offers a quick guide on what it means, why it matters and why you don’t have to be a ‘techie’ to make the technology work for you

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Enabling patients with MS to take control of continence issues

A nurse specialising in multiple sclerosis drew on his earlier experience in urology to develop a potentially life-changing service for patients

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New recommendations on acute non-invasive ventilation

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death calls for major improvements and lists 21 ways to achieve better care, including a minimum staffing ratio, an escalation plan and a clinical lead in every hospital

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Charity-funded CNS to support hospital patients with low-grade brain tumours

Patients with low-grade brain tumours often lack support from a clinical nurse specialist, but that will no longer be the case at King’s College Hospital in London, with the appointment of neuro-oncology nurse Charlotte Robinson. She talks to Lynne Pearce about her new role

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Pain management in children

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has updated its guidance on managing pain in children, saying that recognising and alleviating pain in ill or injured children should be a priority that starts at triage

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Trust hopes chance of overseas work experience will encourage nurses to stay

London’s Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is in talks with similar hospitals in Australia to set up an exchange programme for nursing staff. Lynne Pearce spoke to trust chief nurse Eamonn Sullivan

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From Hollywood to the health service: sexual harassment at work

Nurses expect health organisations to take sexual harassment of staff seriously – even when the abuser is a vulnerable patient.

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Opportunities for nurses in the ambulance service

Looking for a career change or new ways to test your skills? A role with the ambulance service could be for you.

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New drug available for head and neck cancer patients not responding to chemotherapy

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends nivolumab is made available for head and neck cancer that has progressed following chemotherapy.