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.

Understanding oral mucositis and the principles of effective mouth care

Recognise the symptoms, causes and risk factors, and the importance of optimal oral hygiene

Moving from face-to-face to telephone assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic

Learn the skills required to perform effective remote consultations

Providing interprofessional education for pre and post-registration nurses

How students from different professions can learn about each other’s roles

Managing malnutrition in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

Understand how the pandemic and its social restrictions can affect nutritional status

Supporting nurses’ recovery during and following the COVID-19 pandemic

Evidence-based strategies to support physical and mental health

Challenges in the management of pain in hospital patients with opioid use disorder

Learn how to build a nurse-patient relationship that minimises anxiety

Providing evidence-based care for adult patients with bronchiectasis

Improve your skills in diagnosing and managing this respiratory disease

How a high-fidelity environment affects nursing students’ performance of CPR

Familiarise yourself with the use of this simulation scenario in healthcare education

Using the ‘aSSKINg’ model in pressure ulcer prevention and care planning

Learn how to assess, plan, implement and evaluate preventative care using the model

A nurse’s guide to direct oral anticoagulants

Enhance your knowledge of their indications, doses and side effects

Understanding the principles of insulin use in type 1 and type 2 diabetes management

Familiarise yourself with the different types of insulin therapy and their safety measures

Role of the nurse in the hyperacute care and management of patients following stroke

Learn about this time-sensitive method of managing stroke in the first 24-72 hours

Benefits and challenges of animal-assisted therapy in older adults: a literature review

How this intervention can address the physical and emotional needs of patients

Recognising and assessing acute pain

How to overcome barriers to the initial recognition of pain

Understanding leadership for newly qualified nurses

Study the various leadership styles, qualities and behaviours

Care and management of patients receiving epidural analgesia

Familiarise yourself with the main complications that may occur

Undertaking a systematic assessment of patients with a traumatic brain injury

Understand the pathophysiology of this time-critical injury

Exploring the benefits and limitations of transactional leadership in healthcare

Why this leadership approach can help you meet short-term goals and complete tasks