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General practice nursing: QNI sets standards for new staff

Queen’s Nursing Institute says they will act as a guide for nurses and employers

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COVID-19: PPE harder to access for BAME nurses

RCN survey uncovers stark inequalities in provision of personal protective equipment

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Jann Tipping and Annalan Navaratnam wedding in hospital during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: nurse and doctor marry in ‘surreal’ wedding at their workplace

Couple tie the knot in hospital chapel after wedding plans were scuppered by the pandemic

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Skincare advice for nurses during COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance on dealing with the ravages of extra handwashing and PPE use

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Petition calling for ‘nurse emoji’ gains thousands of signatures

A nursing emoji is only fair… after all, doctors already have one, says nurse campaigner

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Nurses’ pay: your government is out of step with public mood on NHS, RCN tells Johnson

College leaders call on ministers to be honest about nursing salaries

Analysis

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COVID-19: the steps to take when your shift ends to stay safe at home

Online sources list rigorous steps to take– but what do the experts say?

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COVID-19: nurses say they are not getting adequate PPE

A survey by Nursing Standard finds front-line staff fear for their lives

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Covid-19

COVID-19: a guide to the big issues for nurses

Frequently asked questions on issues such as self-isolation, sick pay and redeployment

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COVID-19 emergency register for nurses: how it will work in practice

UPDATED Final-year nursing students and ex-registrants to be deployed to boost the workforce

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COVID-19: diary of a nurse in self-isolation

A nurse lecturer’s personal account of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on her family

Picture shows medic writing on clipboard. If a resuscitation attempt is inappropriate and no DNACPR order is in place, you must be ready to defend your decision.

What nurses need to know if they decide not to attempt CPR

Be prepared to defend your actions if no DNACPR order is in place

Clinical update

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COVID-19 nutritional advice

Nutritional advice to help patients during and after COVID-19 has been published

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COVID-19: NICE guidance on community and end of life care

NICE has published guidance on treating the symptoms of COVID-19 in patients at home

Patient notes

Dementia and the prescription of antipsychotics in hospital

Key points for nurses from a dementia audit by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

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COVID-19: guidance on when to admit patients to critical care

NICE advises on assessing for frailty and including patients and carers in decision-making

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COVID-19: infection prevention and control advice for all healthcare settings

The government has issued advice for all healthcare workers

Picture shows two medics examining the skin on a patient’s feet. New international guidance on pressure ulcers includes protecting the skin, managing pain and choosing support surfaces.

Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment: guidance for nurses

International guideline includes skin protection, pain management and appropriate support surfaces

Policy briefing

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Picture shows two medics in discussion. Lack of personal protective equipment allows nurses to take a decision to protect themselves, RCN guidance says.

COVID-19: when you can refuse to treat a patient due to inadequate PPE

The implications for nurses of RCN guidance on care provision and inadequate PPE

Picture shows an older couple, the woman appearing confused and a nurse looking at her. Five principles on care for people with dementia are set out in a new RCN document.

Personalised care for people with dementia

Five principles on care for people with dementia are set out in a new RCN document

Care home medication management

Care home charter aims to improve medicines management

The Patients Association charter promotes shared decision-making

Bowel cancer

Essential bowel care advice for nurses

RCN guidance advocates a proactive approach to bowel care

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Helping nurses to ‘defuse’ after difficult situations

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

Treat delirium as a medical emergency

Delirium is a medical emergency and risk reduction should be considered throughout care

Research news

Picture shows a 3D illustration of herpes viruses and antibodies. Nurses and GPs play a pivotal role in shingles vaccine uptake, according to researchers investigating why people have the vaccination.

Vital role for nurses in shingles vaccination uptake

Nurses play a pivotal role in uptake of the shingles vaccine targeting people over 70

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Frailty

Care home nurses’ role in identifying frailty in older people

Ways in which healthcare professionals may be able to help and intervene

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Could glial cells in the brain hold the key to curing Alzheimer’s?

Genetic studies show that multiple genes are involved with the development of the disease

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Proton pump inhibitors should not be used for longer than necessary, study finds

Research compares death rates of people taking PPIs with those taking H2 blockers

Glucosamine may help prevent cardiovascular disease

Dietary supplement glucosamine may help prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce mortality

Blood tests offer clue to dementia risk

Blood tests using biomarkers could be used to predict dementia risk

Exercise

Exercise counters functional decline of older people in hospital

Older people in hospital need an exercise programme to avoid discharge with a new disability

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Chronic lymphcytic leukaemia: Improving treatment and support for patients

This feature has been funded by Janssen UK and written on the company’s behalf by M&F Health, based on an interview with Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Karen Stanley.

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Bubbly little girl needs a “forever home” – can you help?

Lambeth Council are appealing to all members of the caring community

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Luke Pybus

Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the career move to work in Wales.

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Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016, talks about why everyone looking for a rewarding nursing career should put Wales at the top of their list.

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Sponsored: Find your most extraordinary RMN job with Priory

Most nurses enter the profession to make a real difference to people’s lives, and our Registered Mental Health nurses are no different. What sets them apart, however, are the incredible lengths they go to, to make it happen.

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The Cambian Group: Nursing you can truly believe in

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