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.

Measuring peak expiratory flow rate: what the nurse needs to know

Rationale and key points This article provides information on monitoring a patient’s peak...

Using mentorship activities to assist nurses and midwives with their revalidation...

Before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced revalidation in 2016, the proposed...

Using drawings as a reflective tool to enhance communication in dementia care

Communication skills training can be a valuable means of supporting professional and family...

Developing person-centred practice in hip fracture care for older people

Aim: To facilitate a multidisciplinary collaborative approach to developing person-centred...

Working in partnership with patients and carers

Health policy and healthcare professional guidelines promote patient and carer involvement,...

Assessing and documenting fluid balance

Concerns about inadequate patient hydration and suboptimal monitoring of fluid balance have...

Physical health of people in prison

Read our guide on a new resource from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence...

Nurse-led medicines monitoring: a study examining the effects of the West Wales Adverse...

Aim The physical health of people with mental health conditions is often suboptimal, and in...

Coeliac disease

Read our guide on new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) standards to...

Family satisfaction with patient care in critical care units in Pakistan: a descriptive...

Aim: To assess family satisfaction with care provided to patients in critical care units in...

Clinical academic careers: embracing the art and science of nursing

Clinical academics make a unique contribution to health research and scholarship by...

Contraception

A new NICE quality standard says that women should be told that the coil is more effective...

Nursing students’ perceptions of effective problem-based learning tutors

Aim To explore baccalaureate nursing students’ perceptions of what makes an effective tutor...

Reasons for delayed patient discharge following day surgery: a literature review

Aim The aim of this literature review was to explore the reasons why some patients are not...

Nursing students’ experience of practice placements

Clinical practice placements are an essential component of pre-registration nursing...

Evaluation of the student learning experience

This article, the final in a series of 11, discusses the importance of evaluating the...

Agency warning over teething products

Clinical update on a warning from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency...

Non-pharmacological interventions for the prevention of venous thromboembolism: a...

Aim To assess the relative clinical efficacy of different forms of non-pharmacological...

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