Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Challenges and facilitators in providing effective end of life care in intensive care units

Challenges and facilitators in providing effective end of life care in ICUs

Learn how to enhance your practice in one of the fastest-growing healthcare specialties

Developing the personal qualities required for effective nurse leadership

Developing the personal qualities required for effective nurse leadership

This article explores four ‘leadership intelligences’ that can be adopted by nurses

Role of the nurse in identifying and addressing health inequalities

Role of the nurse in identifying and addressing health inequalities

How addressing these inequalities can improve health outcomes for patients

Supporting patients with serious mental illness during physical health treatment

Supporting patients with serious mental illness during physical health treatment

How to reduce potential barriers for these individuals when accessing services

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Implementing reasonable adjustments for disabled people in healthcare services

Implementing reasonable adjustments for disabled people in healthcare services

Improve your awareness of the adjustments that can be made

Use of nutrition therapy in the management of diabetes mellitus

Use of nutrition therapy in the management of diabetes mellitus

Find out how nutrients can affect glycaemic levels in patients with diabetes

CPD articles

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

Effective approaches to health promotion in nursing practice

Effective approaches to health promotion in nursing practice

Understand how health promotion approaches can be embedded in your role

Clinical supervision

Enhancing the quality of clinical supervision in nursing practice

Understand how clinical supervision can support nurses’ well-being and practice

Care of the critically ill patient with a tracheostomy

Care of the critically ill patient with a tracheostomy

An update on equipment and care procedures for a patient with a tracheostomy

Developing clinical reasoning and effective communication skills in advanced practice

Developing clinical reasoning and effective communication skills in advanced practice

This article uses a case study to demonstrate the stages involved in clinical reasoning

How to

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

Root cause analysis

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

Determining how and why a patient safety incident has occurred

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