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nursing staff member receives coronavirus vaccine as RCN survey points to gap in coverage across nurse workforce

COVID-19 vaccine: nursing staff outside the NHS in longer wait for second jab

Gap in coverage between nurses working for the NHS and those in other sectors

COVID-19: nurses’ video urges peers to ‘protect your patients’ and get vaccine

Nursing team also address concerns among people from minority ethnic backgrounds

Older people with urgent care needs: new advice will aid clinical decision-making

Updated guidance aims to help minimise hospital stays and spot the signs of frailty

Picture shows Graham Pink at his home in Manchester in January 2008

Pioneering safe staffing whistleblower nurse dies aged 91

Graham Pink's campaigning helped establish the protections whistleblowers receive today

Candidates announced for 2021 RCN presidential election

Voting to take place via postal ballot and greater social media use permitted in campaigning

Nurse training and education standards: is there anything you’d like to see change?

NMC survey asks for your views on issues including minimum entry requirements

Evidence and Practice

Managing malnutrition in older adults in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

Managing malnutrition in older adults in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

Interventions for nurses caring for older adults in the community to identify malnutrition...

Benefits of medicines optimisation for older people living with frailty

A case study of polypharmacy involving an older person living with frailty

Preventing, identifying and managing delirium in nursing homes and acute settings

Preventing, identifying and managing delirium in nursing homes and acute settings

Older people in nursing homes are vulnerable to delirium, a condition causing confusion

Effective mouth care for older people living in nursing homes

Effective mouth care for older people living in nursing homes

The reasons why oral health can deteriorate in nursing home residents and potential effects

Picture shows a carer helping an older woman who is walking with the help of a zimmer frame

How do I use the Clinical Frailty Scale?

Frailty identification instruments improve outcomes and help plan for future needs

Identifying and treating sepsis in older people: a quality improvement project in hospitals and nursing homes in Texas

Identifying and treating sepsis in older people: a quality improvement project in Texas

Sepsis training for hospital and nursing home staff can reduce sepsis mortality

Features

How to prevent inpatient falls: start by refusing to accept they’re inevitable

Falls should be seen as shocking, rather than normal hospital events

Older people’s nurses and mental health: strategies to cope and support colleagues

The pandemic has been tough, but there are ways to help maintain well-being

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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 vaccination: your guide to consent

Managing this vital part of the roll-out, plus the process for those who lack capacity

Empathy at the end of life: how to care without compromising your well-being

A cancer nurse specialist shares her experience of learning self-care in her new book

Opinion

District nursing: how to launch and maintain a successful night service

A community night nursing service is helping ease pandemic pressures

Dying from inequality as much as from COVID-19: the reality for deprived communities

Nurses see the impact of poverty in the pandemic, and we must advocate for the disadvantaged

Nurse wearing a face mask – COVID-19 face coverings pose communication challenges for healthcare staff and people who are deaf or have dementia

Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

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

Music and dementia: how playlists can promote person-centred care

Learn how to promote sensitive, tailored use of music in care settings

From care assistant to registered nurse: taking the foundation course route

Two students’ experiences of juggling a nursing course and placements with a care home role

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

Critical care in the community: how a secondment has expanded my skills and experience

RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role

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