Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Early warning scores: a sign of deterioration in patients and systems

The early warning score system is a decision-making tool that has a simple design, yet its...

Specific standards of care for adults with intellectual disabilities

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID) represent a small but...

A framework to support the revalidation process

In January 2016, all registered nurses and midwives will be required to revalidate their...

Effects of advanced practitioners’ learning in one hospital

A master of science degree course in advanced practice (health and social care) was launched...

Hospital nurses’ working conditions in relation to motivation and patient safety

There is a lack of empirical knowledge about nurses’ perceptions of their workplace...

Double-checking high-risk medications in acute settings: a safer process

There is a need to reduce medication errors, and one way of achieving this for high-risk...

Educating nursing students in clinical leadership

One of the goals of nursing education is to develop caring and responsible nurses with...

Organisational commitment in nurses: is it dependent on age or education?

In hospitals in the United States, the ratio of nurses to patients is declining, resulting...

Making the business case for innovation

In the current financial climate it is important for nurse leaders to be able to develop and...

Quality assurance tool: taking a whole-system approach

The London Cancer Alliance (LCA) has developed the Quality Clinical Board Exception Report (...

A framework for pre-qualifying nurses to build leadership skills

Nursing students are our future leaders in the healthcare sector. It is proposed that, for...

Implications of online learning for nurse managers

Online learning for nurses is growing in popularity, with programmes ranging from mandatory...

What does professionalism look like? Attitudes and behaviours derived from a Delphi...

In 2010, the chief nursing officer and nurse director for Wales commissioned a study to...

Does self-scheduling increase nurses’ job satisfaction? An integrative literature review

Flexible work schedules give nurses the freedom and control to manage the demands of work...

Improving outcomes for patients with proximal femoral fractures

A peri-operative bay was created to treat all patients with proximal femoral fractures...

Assessment of practitioners’ and students’ values when recruiting

The Department of Health has tasked Health Education England with introducing values-based...
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Mapping the landscape of knowledge synthesis

Knowledge translation is the means by which evidence-based practice is used in health care....

The use of smartphones in clinical practice

The use of smartphones and applications or ‘apps’ in clinical practice among nurses and...

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