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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.

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...

Community intravenous therapy provision

Many healthcare services that were once only available in acute settings are now common in...

Identifying nurses’ needs in relation to suicide awareness and prevention

Aim To gain insight into nurses’ suicide awareness and prevention training, their confidence...

Sputum collection and analysis: what the nurse needs to know

Rationale and key points Sputum is the term used to describe mucus that has been...

The governing body nurse as a clinical commissioning group nurse leader

Aim The aim of this study was to understand governing body nurses’ perspective of their...

An analysis of delegation styles among newly qualified nurses

Aim The aim of this research was to explore how newly qualified nurses learn to organise,...

Managing tissue viability issues in patients with cancer approaching the end of life

This article provides an overview of tissue viability issues related to the care of patients...

Admiral Nursing: case management for families affected by dementia

The number of people with dementia is expected to increase globally. People with dementia...

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