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.

Benefits of quiet time interventions in the intensive care unit: a literature review

Sleep disturbance is a significant issue for patients in intensive care units (ICUs), which...

An overview of mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit

The potential complications of mechanical ventilation and the nurse role in recognising them

Using a systematic approach to assess an acutely unwell patient with catatonia: a case...

Patients in acute settings may present with a variety of signs and symptoms; however, the...

Antibiotics for acute bronchitis

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

Exploring emergency nurse practitioners’ perceptions of their role

Since the 1980s, the emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) role has evolved as increasing...

Overview of the incidence, early identification and management of sepsis

How to identify and effectively manage sepsis

Use of combined inhalers for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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

Exploring the use of high-fidelity simulation training to enhance clinical skills

The use of interprofessional simulation training to enhance nursing students’ performance of...

Plasma transfusions prior to insertion of central lines for people with abnormal...

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

Role of central venous pressure monitoring in critical care settings

Central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring is used to assess the fluid status of patients in...

Implementation of e-portfolios for the professional development of Admiral Nurses

Nurses are required to maintain their fitness to practise through continuing professional...

Reflection on curative treatment versus palliation of symptoms in end of life care

A nursing student on their frustration at being unable to alter the direction of treatment

Health stewardship: a concept for best health outcomes

The concept of health stewardship and responsibility for self, marks a shift from adopting a...

Evaluating a co-facilitation approach to service user and carer involvement in...

Partnership working with service users and carers is an integral aspect of healthcare...

Legal, ethical and professional aspects of duty of care for nurses

Duty of care is a fundamental aspect of nursing, and many nurses consider this to be an...

Antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures in viral...

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

Assessment, care and management of patients with red eye

Red eye is a common ocular presentation in primary care, and there are several challenges...

Development and regulation of advanced nurse practitioners in the UK and internationally

The NHS in the UK is under increasing pressure as a result of financial and recruitment...

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