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.

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...

Interventions for treating oral leukoplakia to prevent oral cancer

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

Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an incurable disorder that is associated with ovarian...

Role of nurses in supporting patients to self-manage chronic conditions

The burden of chronic illness is increasing globally as a result of increased life...

Nursing students’ experience of research during clinical placements

Aim To investigate pre-registration nursing students’ experience of research during clinical...

Brain natriuretic peptide: what the nurse needs to know

Rationale and key points Brain natriuretic peptide is a chemical secreted when the heart is...

Developing, implementing and evaluating a model for an outpatient self-harm service

Aim To reduce the incidence of self-harming behaviour and improve well-being and experience...

Care of patients with dementia in an acute trauma and orthopaedics unit

Aim To increase awareness of the needs of patients with dementia in the trauma and...

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

Rationale and key points This article addresses preoperative care of patients for whom...

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