Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Development of approaches and legislation to optimise nurse staffing levels

Development of approaches and legislation to optimise nurse staffing levels

Why you should read this article: » To recognise the role that nurses and the environment in...

Understanding the human and system factors involved in medication errors

Understanding the human and system factors involved in medication errors

Why you should read this article: » To understand the human and system factors involved in...

Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse’s role

Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse’s role

Why you should read this article » To identify the challenges that may be experienced in...

Pain management

Advances in the pharmacological management of acute and chronic pain

Why you should read this article: » To recognise the various types of pain and understand...

Front-line leadership

Role of front-line nurse leadership in improving care

Why you should read this article: » To recognise the influence of front-line leaders on...

Effects of singing groups on staff well-being: a feasibility study

Effects of singing groups on staff well-being: a feasibility study

Why you should read this article: » To understand the potential effects of singing groups on...

CPD articles

UTI

Assessment, management and prevention of urinary tract infections in men

Why you should read this article: » To understand the aspects of assessment and...

Effective management of hypoglycaemia

Effective management of hypoglycaemia

How to empower patients and their families to prevent and manage hypoglycaemia

Oxygen

Safe and effective use of supplemental oxygen therapy

Why you should read this article: » To ensure your knowledge of the common indications and...

Role of nurses in alcohol screening and treatment interventions

Role of nurses in alcohol screening and treatment interventions

Why you should read this article: » To understand the role of nurses in reducing alcohol-...

Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer

Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer

Why you should read this article: » To understand the importance of, and the nurse’s role in...

Pathophysiology and nursing management of acute pancreatitis

Pathophysiology and nursing management of acute pancreatitis

Why you should read this article: » To enhance your knowledge of the pathophysiology, causes...

How to

Blood transfusion

How to undertake a blood component transfusion

Why you should read this article: » To increase your awareness of the patient identification...

How to assist in emergency tracheal intubation

How to assist in emergency tracheal intubation

Why you should read this article: » To ensure your knowledge and skills in assisting in...

ECG

How to record a 12-lead electrocardiogram

Why you should read this article: • To acknowledge the importance of recording a 12-lead...

Venepuncture

How to undertake venepuncture to obtain venous blood samples

Rationale and key points Venepuncture and obtaining accurate blood samples is an important...

Nutritional assessment

How to undertake a nutritional assessment in adults

Rationale and key points Nutritional assessment in adults should begin on first contact with...

Root cause analysis

How to undertake a root cause analysis investigation to improve patient safety

Rationale and key points Root cause analysis is a tool that can be used when determining how...

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