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COVID-19: how to make PPE less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Public Health England has issued guidance for staff in care homes

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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

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Prevention is vital in reducing harm from falls

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents issues national accident prevention strategy for England

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Improving care for patients who have catheters

RCN updates its guidance on using catheters and how to minimise associated risks

Guidance for nurses on verifying expected death

Hospice UK guidance supports nurses in verifying the expected death of an adult

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

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NHS Improvement guidance calls for consistent approach to pressure ulcer definition and...

Guidance calls for the 72-hour rule for pressure ulcers to be scrapped

Frailty framework: focus on older people's assets not deficits...

Skills framework aims to improve identification of frailty and support people to live well

NICE publishes new mental capacity guideline

After concerns about the Mental Capacity Act 2005, NICE issues a guideline on decision-...

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

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

CQC recommends new approaches to older people's care...

CQC recommends new approaches to health and social care for older people

Animals in healthcare

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

Improving respiratory health in Wales

The Welsh Government's plan to improve accuracy and diagnosis speeds for chronic obstructive...

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