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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.

Managing chronic oedema and wet legs in the community: a service evaluation

Patients with chronic oedema and ‘wet legs’ are frequently seen in the community setting,...

Antifibrinolytics (lysine analogues) for the prevention of bleeding in people with...

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

Patient transfer from the intensive care unit to a general ward

The transfer of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a general ward can present...

Students’ perspectives of using the hub and spoke model to support and develop learning...

The hub and spoke model is one approach to nursing students’ practice learning, which...

Person-centred care: experiences of older people with dementia

Aim To explore the views, perceptions and experiences of older people with dementia of...

Role of clinical practice educators in an integrated community and mental health NHS...

Clinical practice educators (CPEs) aim to provide support and education to clinical staff...

Peer social support training in UK prisons

Aim To undertake a service evaluation to assess the effect of peer social support training...

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...

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