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.

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

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

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...

An overview of mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit

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

Antibiotics for acute bronchitis

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

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...

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...

Health stewardship: a concept for best health outcomes

The concept of health stewardship and responsibility for self, marks a shift from adopting a...

Reflection on curative treatment versus palliation of symptoms in end of life care

The conflicting tasks of treating or managing disease and preparing patients and their...

Evaluating a co-facilitation approach to service user and carer involvement in...

Partnership working with service users and carers is an integral aspect of healthcare...

Legal, ethical and professional aspects of duty of care for nurses

Duty of care is a fundamental aspect of nursing, and many nurses consider this to be an...

Antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures in viral...

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

Assessment, care and management of patients with red eye

Red eye is a common ocular presentation in primary care, and there are several challenges...

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