Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Role of the nurse consultant in infection prevention and control

Role of the nurse consultant in infection prevention and control

Read how they develop evidence-based practice and motivate and inspire staff

Understanding the role of chaplains in supporting patients and healthcare staff

Understanding the role of chaplains in supporting patients and healthcare staff

Discover why chaplains might provide a more generic and less religious service in the future

Respecting the ethical principle of autonomy in end of life care decisions

Respecting the ethical principle of autonomy in end of life care decisions

Recognise the ethical, legal and professional issues when caring for patients

Understanding the benefits and risks of nursing students engaging with online social media

The benefits and risks of nursing students engaging with social media

Learn about e-professionalism and the standards expected of nurses online

Promoting recruitment by rebranding the image of nursing

Promoting recruitment by rebranding the image of nursing

Identify the features that could attract people to the profession

How to measure a patient’s temperature non-invasively

How to measure a patient’s temperature non-invasively

Understand the factors that can influence the accuracy of readings

CPD articles

Catheter blockages

Prevention and management of urinary catheter blockages in community settings

How to identify and support patients at risk, and advise on preventative strategies

Assessment and management of chronic pain

Assessment and management of chronic pain

Learn how to accurately assess pain and discover the interventions available

Effective management of adult patients with asthma

Effective management of adult patients with asthma

Learn asthma control methods and how to reduce the risk of acute exacerbations

Improving nursing students’ experience of clinical placements

Improving nursing students’ experience of clinical placements

How to provide effective support to enhance their skills, knowledge and self-confidence

Prevention and management of hyperglycaemic crisis

Prevention and management of hyperglycaemic crisis

Understand its causes and clinical manifestations, and how to care for patients

Use of personal protective equipment in nursing practice

Use of personal protective equipment in nursing practice

Optimise your use of these items to reduce the risk of infection and preserve patient safety

How to

How to undertake oral medicines calculations

How to undertake oral medicines calculations

Understanding your role in reducing medication errors

Blood transfusion

How to undertake a blood component transfusion

Learn about patient identification, blood component checks and reducing potential hazards

How to assist in emergency tracheal intubation

How to assist in emergency tracheal intubation

Promoting a team approach to the procedure, which ensures risks to patients are minimised

ECG

How to record a 12-lead electrocardiogram

ECG can assist in diagnoses of arrhythmias, hypertension, heart disease or heart failure

Venepuncture

How to undertake venepuncture to obtain venous blood samples

Identifying a suitable vein and the appropriate needle or butterfly device for the procedure

Nutritional assessment

How to undertake a nutritional assessment in adults

Using a structured approach and a variety of skills to determine nutritional status

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