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General election 2019: NHS needs commitment from the new government

A review of the structure of healthcare education and provision should be a priority

Illustration shows a figure overlaid by a jigsaw pattern, wearing a scholar’s cap and gown, representing joined up education. Lecturer Hannah Bryant welcomes new NMC standards that set out skills and knowledge required by the next generation of nurses.

NMC’s new standards strengthen links between theory and practice

New standards on skills and knowledge required by the next generation of nurses are welcome

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Why England’s 2020 opt-out organ donation law is so important for emergency services

Early engagement with specialist organ donation colleagues is vital

record-keeping

Record-keeping guidance: 6 tips to make documenting your work easier

A staff nurse shares her tips for effective record-keeping

Illustration shows three figures, the middle one standing on a mountain peak. The year of the nurse in 2020 gives the profession a chance to spotlight its achievements and have an impact on healthcare worldwide

2020’s year of the nurse and midwife offers golden opportunity to profession

The year of the nurse and midwife gives the profession a chance to spotlight its achievements

Picture shows a scene from a video featuring a song called Check Me for Sepsis, performed by the Purple All Stars, a group of people with learning disabilities who use the creative arts to convey health promotion messages.

What nurses should do when assessing sepsis risk in people with learning disabilities

Emergency nurses need to recognise the triggers for sepsis in deteriorating patients

Compassion in care

The highs and lows of being a patient with an eating disorder in emergency care

Service user James Downs on how compassionate nurses made him feel worthy of being cared for

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

Join the Emergency Care Association at RCN Congress and make your voice heard

Congress on 19-23 May can be a great platform to generate and share ideas

New emergency department target cannot erode patient care and safety

Emergency nurse input is vital if new one-hour treatment target is to succeed

Nitrous oxide

Why nitrous oxide is nothing to laugh about

This fast-acting anaesthetic gas enjoys a reputation of being harmless, but could be lethal

Vital

Standards of care for children offer emergency nurses more clarity

RCN and RCPCH care standards offer useful suggestions for urgent care staff

Emergency nurse’s trigger point underlines importance of our mental health

We must support each other in coping with the accumulation of stressful events

Ready to deliver on urgent treatment centres

NHS England's changes to emergency care services aim to alleviate pressure on EDs and GP...

Nurses can play a pivotal role in emergency department research

If you have ever thought you should be involved in research, act on it

ED staff must feel safe and supported to deliver dignified care

Progressive nurse leaders can ensure decreasing morale and increasing turnover aren't...
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Where could an RCNi Nurse Awards nomination take your project?

Commitment to Carers award nominees have helped tackle crucial issues for unpaid carers

Corridor care in overcrowded EDs must not become the norm

‘Trolley Tetris’ and corridor care are two practices we should do everything in our power to...

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