Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Toilet

Nursing management of patients with faecal incontinence

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

ECG

How to record a 12-lead electrocardiogram

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

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...

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

Hospice

Developing a service improvement initiative for people with learning disabilities in...

People with learning disabilities are often marginalised in healthcare, including in hospice...

Quiet ward

Benefits of quiet time interventions in the intensive care unit: a literature review

Sleep disturbance is a significant issue for patients in intensive care units (ICUs), which...

Mechanical ventilation

An overview of mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit

This article discusses the history, types and essential components of mechanical ventilation...

Acute bronchitis

Antibiotics for acute bronchitis

The mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health outcomes through...

Catatonia

Using a systematic approach to assess an acutely unwell patient with catatonia: a case...

Patients in acute settings may present with a variety of signs and symptoms; however, the...

Emergency nurse practitioner

Exploring emergency nurse practitioners’ perceptions of their role

Since the 1980s, the emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) role has evolved as increasing...

Use of combined inhalers for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health outcomes through...

Overview of the incidence, early identification and management of sepsis

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that is triggered by an infection. Sepsis...

Plasma transfusions prior to insertion of central lines for people with abnormal...

The mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health outcomes through...

Exploring the use of high-fidelity simulation training to enhance clinical skills

The use of interprofessional simulation training to enhance nursing students’ performance of...

Role of central venous pressure monitoring in critical care settings

Central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring is used to assess the fluid status of patients in...

Implementation of e-portfolios for the professional development of Admiral Nurses

Nurses are required to maintain their fitness to practise through continuing professional...

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