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.

Prevention, recognition and management of delirium in patients who are critically ill

Delirium is common in patients who are critically ill, often resulting in extended hospital...

Role of the Admiral Nurse in supporting a person with dementia and their family carer

Distress is commonly experienced by those caring for someone with dementia, and can occur...

Exploring the use of student-led simulated practice learning in pre-registration...

Simulated practice learning is used in pre-registration nursing programmes to replicate...

Experience of directed living donor kidney transplant recipients: a literature review

A directed living donor is a healthy individual who donates an organ to a specific person...

Improving communication with families in the intensive care unit

Families (‘family’ will be used in this article to refer to anyone the patient considers...

X-rays: what the nurse needs to know

Rationale and key points X-ray imaging is a form of electromagnetic radiation that is able...

Using bibliometrics to support revalidation requirements

Bibliometrics is a method of statistically analysing written works, including books and...

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...

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