Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Toilet

Nursing management of patients with faecal incontinence

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

Leadership

Exploring the role of advanced nurse practitioners in leadership

Why you should read this article: » To understand some of the main challenges for advanced...

ECG

How to record a 12-lead electrocardiogram

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

Fixed drug eruption

Identification and management of drug allergy

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

Nurse prescribing

An overview of developments in nurse prescribing in the UK

Why you should read this article: » To update your knowledge of advances in relation to the...

Resuscitation

Family-witnessed resuscitation

Exploring its implementation

CPD articles

Urinary incontinence

Assessment and management of urinary incontinence in women

Why you should read this article: » To update your knowledge of the types of urinary...

End of life care

Meeting the needs of carers of people at the end of life

Why you should read this article: » To recognise the complex and dynamic needs of carers,...

Collaborative communication

Collaborative communication: learning from advanced clinical practice patient...

Why you should read this article: » To understand the importance of collaborative and...

Portfolio

Use of professional portfolios in nursing

Nurses are increasingly using professional portfolios as a way to maintain evidence of their...

Chronic wounds

Clinical management of non-healing wounds

Chronic wounds are defined as those that have failed to heal after three months. There are...

Testicular cancer

Aetiology, clinical presentation and treatment of testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is a highly treatable and curable malignancy. It typically affects men...

How to

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...

Insulin injection

How to administer an insulin injection

Rationale and key points Effective insulin injection technique is essential to ensure...

Auscultation

How to auscultate for heart sounds in adults

Rationale and key points This article aims to improve nurses’ knowledge and understanding of...

Lidocaine

How to administer lidocaine in wounds

Rationale and key points Before a wound can be cleaned and/or closed, the use of a local...

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