Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Sickle cell disease

Enhancing the care of patients with sickle cell disease

Ensure the effective management of painful vaso-occlusive crises

Improving the awareness and care of veterans in healthcare services

Improving the awareness and care of veterans in healthcare services

Understand the unique healthcare needs of people who have served in the UK military

Looking at nutrition information

Understanding the role of carbohydrates in optimal nutrition

How to advise patients on appropriate intake as part of a balanced diet

Role of nurses in promoting the skin health of older people in the community

Role of nurses in promoting the skin health of older people in the community

The age-associated changes that affect the skin, and what advice to give

Undertaking a person-centred assessment of patients with chronic wounds

Undertaking a person-centred assessment of patients with chronic wounds

How to identify and remove potential barriers to wound healing

Care of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease

Care of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease

Learn about treatment options and the importance of psychological support

CPD articles

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

Using a structured clinical assessment to identify the cause of chest pain

Using a structured clinical assessment to identify the cause of chest pain

Learn essential elements such as physical examination and clinical investigations

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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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