Clinical update

How to manage patients who may be concealing drugs internally

RCEM has published guidance on managing cases of suspected internal drug trafficking

Human trafficking and modern slavery: how nurses can support victims

What to look for, how to help – and what not to do if you if you suspect a patient is at risk

Sepsis in children: how to spot the signs

Institute of Health Visiting resource helps parents recognise symptoms of sepsis in a child

How to manage crowding in the emergency department

New guidance looks at the emergency care pathway and offers advice on how to tackle crowding

Diagnosis of respiratory symptoms

New guidance offers pragmatic advice on the safest approach during the pandemic

Infection prevention and control in emergency departments during the COVID-19 pandemic

New RCEM guidelines aim to protect staff and patients from the spread of infectious diseases

Pain relief for fractured neck of femur: what emergency nurses need to know

Guidance has been issued on the use of fascia iliaca block in emergency departments

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Asthma management during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 and severe asthma: what to advise patients

NICE guidance on managing severe asthma in adults and children during the pandemic

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Nurse using a Clinical Frailty Scale

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

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Infection control and the coronavirus

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

The government has issued advice for all healthcare workers

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Coronavirus under the microscope

Novel coronavirus: how to spot suspected cases

New government guidance for nurses stresses importance of infection control measures

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Assessment and management of fever in young children

Updated guidance aims to help nurses assess and manage fever in children aged under five

Traumatic cardiac arrest

New guidelines on cardiac arrests due to a traumatic injury

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

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

Asthma management: how nurses can help prevent attacks

Update from the British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

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

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

Updated Lyme disease guidance: what nurses need to know

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

Recognising, assessing and responding to child abuse and neglect

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

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