Clinical update

If picked up and treated early a sepsis diagnosis outcome can be positive

Sepsis Six update: the important changes every nurse needs to know about

UK Sepsis Trust reviews first step in its screening and management tool

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Asthma management: how nurses can help prevent attacks

Update from the British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

NICE guidance addresses wound cleaning

Preventing and treating surgical site infections: what nurses need to know

Updated NICE guidance deals with antiseptic skin preparation, antibiotics and wound closure

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Updated Lyme disease guidance: what nurses need to know

NICE guidelines say erythema migrans rash should prompt diagnosis without a blood test

Child abuse

Recognising, assessing and responding to child abuse and neglect

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers guidance on supporting individuals

Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy: diagnosis, care and respect

Guidance on miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy focuses on diagnosis and sensitive care

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Sepsis guidance: what nurses are now required to do

Compliance has become mandatory for all NHS trusts in England

NICE issues guidance on decision-making and mental capacity

This guidance reflects concerns about the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Lyme disease

Identifying and treating Lyme disease: new NICE guidelines

Caused by bites from infected ticks, Lyme disease requires prompt treatment to avoid complications

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Pain management in children

Summary and nursing implications of the latest updates to clinical practice.

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

NICE guidance on intermediate care and reablement

NICE has issued new guidelines on intermediate care, including reablement, and how to support people to be independent after a hospital stay or when life at home becomes difficult

Recognise and respond to child abuse and neglect

Read our summary of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance to help...

Delirium

Read our clinical update on an RCN campaign to help nurses spot the signs of delirium.

Acute non-invasive ventilation

New guidance from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death on...

Guidance on oxygen use in adults

Correct oxygen training is a concern in most hospitals across the UK, and more guidance is...

Handwashing

Our clinical update on new NICE guidance on tackling antimicrobial resistance.

Clinical update – infusion therapy

Ensuring the safest care for patients undergoing infusion therapy through updated guidance.

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