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Image of a patient exam as seen through a virtual reality headset. Nursing students at Middlesex University London are using virtual reality to experience what it is like to treat patients

Using virtual reality to help nursing students identify sepsis

University says headsets allow students to gain experience in potential patient scenarios

Illustration of a clipboard showing a ticklist, surrounded by individuals and everyday elements of a workplace. Nursing Standard's survey asks about nurses' workplace, conditions and commute

How does your workplace help or hinder you? Tell us about your job and conditions

Last chance to take our quick survey on the factors that are part of nurses’ working lives

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Number of NHS nurses in England rises – but union says patient demand is not being met

Latest figures show 8,570 more nurses, though number of health visitors has fallen

Someone performing CPR on another person. The RCN says guidance on CPR will be updated to give nurses clearer direction

CPR guidance to be updated after controversial fitness to practise ruling

RCN says update will give nurses clearer direction on resuscitation decisions

Covid-19 (coronavirus)

Coronavirus: new guidance aims to ‘fully prepare’ NHS staff to treat patients

Advice from NHS Staff Council includes rest breaks and ‘fit testing’ face masks

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Promoting sexual safety among care home residents – advice for employers

CQC wants nurses to feel able to broach the subject of sexuality with individuals

Analysis

Picture is vector image of emoji icons representing moods ranging from sad to happy. A review finds few NHS mental healthcare providers use inpatient feedback to improve services.

Care providers urged to make better use of patient feedback to improve services

Major review says patient experience could be used to create meaningful change

Picture shows perplexed young woman holding a credit card and tablet computer. An RCN report on why nurses have been historically underpaid calls for fairer and more realistic job evaluation frameworks.

RCN’s ‘angry’ gender report demands pay parity nurses deserve

An RCN report on why nurses have been historically underpaid calls for fairer and more realistic job evaluation frameworks

Older patient on trolley in corridor

Corridor nursing: why nurses are despairing and angry about the ‘new norm’ in the NHS

Nursing Standard readers reveal concerns over undignified care and patient safety breaches

Norovirus, shingles, cld,fluand tonsillitis were among the most common illnesses nurses attributed to work

Well-being at work: is your job making you ill?

What nurses told our survey about norovirus, healthcare-related injury and working when sick

Picture shows a female medic chatting to an older woman who is sitting up in a hospital bed. The article says the nursing profession needs to debate whether intentional rounding is the best way to deliver care to patients.

Senior nurses need to discuss whether the practice of intentional rounding continues

Is intentional rounding the best way to deliver care or just a tick-box exercise?

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Being a nurse in the menopause: why it’s no time for taboos

Women coping with menopause symptoms deserve support and empathy in the workplace

Clinical update

Coronavirus under the microscope

Novel coronavirus: how to spot suspected cases

New government guidance for nurses stresses importance of infection control measures

If picked up and treated early a sepsis diagnosis outcome can be positive

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

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

Intermediate care

Intermediate care and reablement

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released new guidelines on intermediate care.

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Multiple morbidities assessment

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its new guidelines on the care of people with multiple morbidities.

New updated guidance for infusion therapy has been released Picture: iStock

Clinical update – infusion therapy

Ensuring the safest care for patients undergoing infusion therapy through updated guidance.

Capnography

Clinical update: monitoring during anaesthesia and recovery

New standards on patient monitoring require hospitals to provide capnography throughout anaesthesia

Policy briefing

Picture is abstract illustration showing three figures held within a hand. A guide on staff retention lists best practices, with suggestions including flexible working and pension options as well as support during menopause.

Guide sets out strategies for healthcare staff retention

Suggestions focus on flexible working and pension options, support during menopause

Nurses meeting to discuss and reflect following a difficult situation

Helping nurses to ‘defuse’ after difficult situations

The RCN has issued guidance on how to discuss and reflect on challenging incidents at work

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

A woman carer and therapy dog with an elderly female patient

Animals in healthcare

A new RCN protocol supports nurses in planning to bring dogs safely into care homes and other healthcare environments

NEWS

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score to improve identification of acutely ill patients

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