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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.

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...

Enhancing diabetes education and self-management in South Asian populations in the UK

The South Asian population in the UK is at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes...

Practical aspects of performing Glasgow Coma Scale observations

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a tool that was developed to identify and chart possible...

Reducing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases

Cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and...

Hospital visitors’ experiences at the nurses’ station

Aim To investigate participants’ experiences of visiting hospitalised friends and family...

Implementing spiritual care interventions

This article, the third and final in a series of three, discusses the implementation of...

Liposomal bupivacaine peripheral nerve block for the management of postoperative pain

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

Nurse-led ranibizumab intravitreal injections in wet age-related macular degeneration:...

Aim The aim of this literature review was to explore the development of the role of...

Prisoner peer caregiving: a literature review

Aim To explore the role of prisoner caregivers in providing peer social care to older...

Pulse oximetry: what the nurse needs to know

Rationale and key points Measurement of peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO 2 ) is used to...

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: recognition and treatment

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a potentially debilitating and fatal condition that is caused...

Sucrose for analgesia in newborn infants undergoing painful procedures

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

Infant bed-sharing: supporting parents to make an informed decision

The practice of infant bed-sharing remains controversial in countries such as the UK and the...

Effective pain management in patients in hospital

Chronic pain is experienced by between one third and one half of the UK population. Nurses...

Assessing the spiritual needs of patients

Assessing spirituality and the spiritual needs of patients is fundamental to providing...

Enhancing compassionate care: recommendations for practice

Several public inquiries have identified systemic issues in some healthcare settings in the...

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