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Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Nursing studies

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

What is breakaway training and why do nursing students need it?

Helping students anticipate and escape volatile situations with patients

Opioids: when should you use them and what are the risks for patients?

The medications are used for managing acute pain but can cause side effects and addiction

Coping with patient death: preparing for your clinical placement

We answer some common questions on care after death and supporting families

What is a nurse paramedic and could this master’s-level role suit you?

A new course integrates the two professions, allowing graduates to forge a new career path

What are e-PADs and how can I get the most out of them on placement?

The pros and cons of electronic practice assessment documents, plus tips from fellow students

Clinical placements

Clinical placement in theatres: what should I expect and how can I make the most of it?

Perioperative care may seem daunting, but it’s a dynamic and supportive place to learn

Welcome to your placement: how a ‘hello’ pack can help students feel at home

A nurse explains her idea to improve the learning experience for students and the team

Difficult placements: coping with a hostile practice assessor

What to do if you feel unsupported or risk not qualifying due to placement problems

Student placement

What is supernumerary status and why does it need protecting?

With placements disrupted by the pandemic, some view students’ special status as under threat

What to expect from a clinical placement in a prison: tips from a nursing student

How the reality of prison healthcare challenged my preconceived ideas

What to expect on an emergency department clinical placement

The ED is a dynamic setting where you can develop core skills as well as support emergency care

Newly qualified nurses

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Distressed nurse working in the emergency department

The call you never want to get in emergency nursing

A newly qualified nurse describes the emotions and impact of a paediatric crash call

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