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RCN Nursing Awards 2021: you now have more time to enter and celebrate nurses’ work

Deadline extended to 24 May – so ‘shout about what our magnificent profession has done’

DNACPR notices: what went wrong in the pandemic and the conversations that matter

Advance care planning is vital and nurses in all settings should be involved, experts say

Google search window showing search ‘how to become a nurse UK’

Surge in Google searches about how to become a nurse

Search engine data suggest growing interest in nursing as a career since start of pandemic

Resuscitation guidelines update: advance care plans the focus, not DNACPR notices

Includes section on ethics and considerations during a pandemic or shortage of resources

NMC

GP surgery failed newly qualified nurse through ‘complete absence’ of training

NMC criticises employer for giving inexperienced nurse too much responsibility

Female nurses’ well-being significantly worsened during COVID-19 pandemic

NHS Confederation’s survey findings must be ‘driver of real and lasting change’

Evidence and Practice

Accessible yoga for adults with learning disabilities: the Yoga for Me approach

Accessible yoga for adults with learning disabilities: the Yoga for Me approach

Details of the development of a method to teach yoga to adults with learning disabilities

Supporting people with learning disabilities to receive subcutaneous injections

Supporting people with learning disabilities to receive subcutaneous injections

Best practice for administering subcutaneous injections in people with learning disabilities

Factors predicting staff interest in conducting research in learning disability teams

Factors predicting staff interest in conducting research in learning disability teams

Assessing the relationship between staff interest and staff involvement in research

DNA helix

Syndromes: Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

A rare genetic disease where delayed development of communication skills is common

Developing a personalised tool to detect physical deterioration in adults with learning disabilities in community settings

Developing a personalised tool to detect physical deterioration in adults with learning...

How a learning disability nursing student developed a tool to detect physical deterioration...

Making effective reasonable adjustments for women with learning disabilities during pregnancy

Effective reasonable adjustments for women with learning disabilities during pregnancy

Pregnant women with learning disabilities often encounter barriers to maternity care

Features

How to encourage and act on feedback from people with learning disabilities

Learning disability nurses and campaigners offer advice to improve care

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Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Glove use and vaccinations: what the COVID-19 guidance says

There has been some confusion over whether gloves should be worn by vaccinators

COVID-19 vaccine consent and learning disabilities: implications and advice

Information on how to gain consent and support people to get vaccinated

Opinion

DNACPR notices: what nurses need to know

Nurses’ input can inform a decision about whether to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Learning disabilities: why nurse support is vital when moving from child to adult care

Study finds service users need key relationships to help navigate next steps

DNACPR notices: learning disability nurses are best-placed advocates for families

CQC report acknowledges vulnerabilities of service users during COVID-19

Students

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

Learning disability nursing: correcting those who ask ‘Is it real nursing?’

Student and NHS ambassador Helen Morgan is challenging misunderstandings about her field

Careers

Is it time to step up to a band 6 nursing position?

The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move

Dementia awareness and diagnosis: looking beyond the learning disability

How an Admiral nurse aims to empower individuals and help nurses identify early age dementia

team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

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