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.

Effective drain care and management in community settings

Learn about the rationale for drain insertion and its associated complications

Improving the uptake of medical device training to promote patient safety

Understand how training days can improve competency and prevent adverse events

Exploring the fundamental aspects of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery nurse’s role

Familiarise yourself with the main aspects of this role

Embedding spiritual care into everyday nursing care

How patients’ spiritual needs can be embedded into everyday nursing practice

Supporting patients to make lifestyle behaviour changes

Enhance your knowledge of the benefits of health promotion and preventing ill health

Role of the nurse consultant in infection prevention and control

Read how they develop evidence-based practice and motivate and inspire staff

Understanding the role of chaplains in supporting patients and healthcare staff

Why chaplains might provide a more generic and less religious service in the future

Respecting the ethical principle of autonomy in end of life care decisions

Recognise the ethical, legal and professional issues when caring for patients

The benefits and risks of nursing students engaging with social media

Learn about e-professionalism and the standards expected of nurses online

Promoting recruitment by rebranding the image of nursing

Identify the features that could attract people to the profession

How to measure a patient’s temperature non-invasively

Understand the factors that can influence the accuracy of readings

Preventing medical device-related skin damage

Minimise the risk for patients, primarily by preventing pressure ulcers

Use of pain scales and observational pain assessment tools in hospital settings

Learn how to recognise patient behaviours that may indicate pain
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Awareness of secondary traumatic stress in emergency nursing

How nurses can safeguard against secondary traumatic stress

Enhancing the care of patients with sickle cell disease

Ensure the effective management of painful vaso-occlusive crises

Improving the awareness and care of veterans in healthcare services

Understand the unique healthcare needs of people who have served in the UK military

Understanding the role of carbohydrates in optimal nutrition

How to advise patients on appropriate intake as part of a balanced diet

Role of nurses in promoting the skin health of older people in the community

The age-associated changes that affect the skin, and what advice to give

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