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.

Recognising and responding to care erosion: part 2

This article is the second in a two-part series discussing a gradual decline in standards of...

Recognising and responding to care erosion: part 1

This article is the first in a two-part series discussing declining standards of care. Many...

Post-discharge care for patients following stoma formation: what the nurse needs to know

Rationale and key points This article discusses post-discharge care for patients following...

Exploring patients’ experience of hospital meal-ordering systems

Meal-ordering systems are an important aspect of hospital food services, informing patients...

Benefits of, and barriers to, family-witnessed resuscitation in practice

This article, discussing family-witnessed resuscitation, is the first in a series providing...

Single dose intravenous paracetamol or intravenous propacetamol for postoperative pain

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

Using telehealth in the management of hypertension

Telehealth is a recent concept in hypertension management, and involves using electronic...

Administering and monitoring high-alert medications in acute care

The nurse’s primary role in the medication process is to ensure that drugs are administered...

Investigating the attitudes of nurses who are obese

The prevalence of obesity is higher among nurses than in any other group of healthcare...

Reflection on the dual-field adult and child nursing degree course

In 2011, the University of Southampton commenced a four-year undergraduate nursing degree...

Use of dexmedetomidine infusion as a sedative drug for patients in the intensive care...

The administration of sedatives may present several challenges for critical care nurses...

An overview of the evidence-based practice process for novice researchers

This article explores how nurses can use evidence-based practice to critique and evaluate...

Diagnosis and management of myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a rare long-term neurological condition that is characterised by...

Use of dexmedetomidine infusion as a sedative drug for patients in the intensive care...

The administration of sedatives may present several challenges for critical care nurses...

Developing and evaluating a foundation preceptorship programme for newly qualified...

In 2014, an innovative, three-tiered foundation preceptorship programme for newly qualified...

Use of the wellness thermometer to improve consultations for patients with human...

The care paradigm for patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has changed from...

Care of patients undergoing stoma formation: what the nurse needs to know

Rationale and key points This article provides an overview of the various types of abdominal...

Assessing an individual’s fitness to be interviewed in police custody

Nurses working in police custody settings may be called on to assess a detainee’s fitness to...

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