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Zahawi ridiculed over claim nurses’ strikes will aid Putin

Nurses criticise Nadhim Zahawi for reframing their strike in light of war in Ukraine

Cardiovascular risk post-COVID: how to make your nursing interventions count

Spotting early signs of heart failure and ways to minimise impact of service delays

Cancer nurse with patient – as leaders says cancer nurse specialists need to be better valued

Cancer services should invest in specialist nurses and not just high-tech treatments

Oncology nurses need to feel valued after redeployment and amid staffing struggles

Kate Price (right) and Catherine Lacey run one-hour sessions at the Good Grief Café at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London

Grief café helps community nurses cope with patient deaths

Café is an informal space to discuss loss, death and dying and how they affect nurses

ICUs and high dependency units exempt from nurses’ strike action

RCN confirms that chemotherapy, dialysis and critical care units won’t be affected by strike

A nurse immunises a child against measles at a clinic in the town of Chitungwiza, 20km from the Zimbabwe capital of Harare

Nurses coming to work in UK after ‘forced migration’ from Zimbabwe

Thousands of nurses faced with broken agreements and withheld pay have flocked to the UK

Evidence and Practice

Promoting young people’s mental health: the role of community nurses

Promoting young people’s mental health: the role of community nurses

Why the pandemic and social media may affect mental health, and how to discuss these issues

Understanding the role of the scrub nurse during robotic surgery

Understanding the role of the scrub nurse during robotic surgery

Recognise the knowledge and skills required, and the challenges that may be encountered

Understanding the role of genomics in nursing practice

Understanding the role of genomics in nursing practice

Enhance your knowledge of genomics and its benefits in healthcare

Preoperative fasting: exploring guidelines and evidence to ensure consistent, high-quality care

Preoperative fasting: exploring guidelines and evidence to ensure high-quality care

Familiarise yourself with shorter preoperative fasting times and the importance of oral care

Safe use of sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors in the management of type 2 diabetes

Safe use of sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors in managing type 2 diabetes

Recognise the role of nurses in ensuring SGLT2 inhibitors are used appropriately

Supporting person-centred dementia care following the COVID-19 pandemic

Supporting person-centred dementia care following the COVID-19 pandemic

Understand the importance of dementia awareness and education for nurses

Features

Young onset dementia: how to spot it, and the symptoms you might not expect

Providing support for patients and their families, who crave tailored, age-appropriate care

Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

Sleep deprived? How to get a good rest, whatever your shift pattern

Find out what aids good sleep, whether you’re working nights or days

Challenging clinical decisions: how to raise concerns about care

It can be difficult to question senior colleagues. Find out how to do it well

Free

Using every team member’s skills to improve the patient experience

The One Step at a Time initiative was set up following a nurse’s own experience of cancer

Free

Gloves off: how to implement greener infection control with one small change

RCN Nursing Award winner Robert Vicente’s tips on cutting waste while maintaining safety

Opinion

Does my manager have the right to phone me when I am off sick?

We explain your rights and obligations, plus how often is too often when it comes to contact

Is laughing gas safe and what can I tell recreational users about managing their risk?

Evidence-based advice on the health implications of inhaling nitrous oxide

What nurses’ strikes will mean for those who didn’t vote for them

How action will work and how those providing life-preserving care can cross picket lines

Students

Clinical placement in theatres: what should I expect and how can I make the most of it?

Perioperative care may seem daunting, but it’s a dynamic and supportive place to learn

What does the NHS nurses’ strike mean for nursing students?

As nurses prepare for a walk-out, can students take part and how will it affect placements

Studying with a neurodivergent condition: what happened when I disclosed my status

People often learn to mask autism, but disclosure should open up access to vital support

Careers

Virtual wards: what are they and what do they mean for different nursing roles?

Services combine remote, hands-on and holistic nursing care – with new roles to match

What does it take to be a major trauma nurse practitioner?

Find out about a role that follows the patient from critical care to recovery

Are you a super-helper? How to ditch the guilt and avoid burnout

Super-helpers won’t say no to helping people even when it affects their well-being

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