Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Role of peer support for people with a spinal cord injury

Role of peer support for people with a spinal cord injury

Why you should read this article: • To identify the physical and psychological challenges...

Use of acupuncture in the management of pain

Use of acupuncture in the management of pain

Why you should read this article: • To recognise that patients experiencing chronic pain may...

Safe and effective management of analgesics in patients presenting to hospital with acute illness

Safe and effective management of analgesics in patients presenting to hospital with...

Why you should read this article: • To recognise that people presenting to hospital for non-...

Capturing patient experience

Capturing patient experience to improve healthcare services

Why you should read this article: • To understand how nurses can use patient experience data...

Supporting nurses to adopt healthy eating behaviours

Supporting nurses to adopt healthy eating behaviours

Why you should read this article: • To improve your awareness of the link between healthy...

Use of the ABCDE approach to assess a patient post-operatively: a case study

Use of the ABCDE approach to assess a patient post-operatively: a case study

Why you should read this article: • To understand the post-operative monitoring requirements...

CPD articles

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the symptoms, diagnosis...

Medicines management for people with dementia

Medicines management for people with dementia

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the pharmacological...

Diabetes mellitus

Assessing and managing the acute complications of diabetes mellitus

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

Health promotion

Exploring health promotion and health education in nursing

Why you should read this article: • To understand the differences between health promotion...

Assessing and managing malnutrition in adults in hospital

Assessing and managing malnutrition in adults in hospital

Why you should read this article: • To understand the effects of disease-related...

Meeting the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness

Meeting the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness

Why you should read this article: • To understand the needs of people who are experiencing...

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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