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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.

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...

Managing irritable bowel syndrome in children

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common cause of non-organic recurrent abdominal...

Best practice in caring for adults with dementia and learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities, particularly Down’s syndrome, are at increased risk of...

Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby

Charity Sands offers professionals guidance on pregnancy loss and the death of a baby.

Skin cancer

NICE quality standard says people with malignant melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma should...

Non-suicidal self-injury: clinical presentation, assessment and management

Non-suicidal self-injury is a common behaviour in adolescents and young adults, and may be...

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