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Covid-19

COVID-19: a guide to the big issues for nurses

Frequently asked questions on issues such as self-isolation, sick pay and redeployment

Hay fever

How to help patients cope with hay fever

Symptoms can be debilitating, but the condition is often under-recognised and poorly managed

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COVID-19 emergency register for nurses: how it will work in practice

UPDATED Final-year nursing students and ex-registrants to be deployed to boost the workforce

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COVID-19: diary of a nurse in self-isolation

A nurse lecturer’s personal account of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on her family

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Neurological conditions: a symptom-by-symptom guide for nurses

How to care for a patient who has signs and symptoms that may require investigation

Picture shows medic writing on clipboard. If a resuscitation attempt is inappropriate and no DNACPR order is in place, you must be ready to defend your decision.

What nurses need to know if they decide not to attempt CPR

Be prepared to defend your actions if no DNACPR order is in place

Misleading roles: why the public can’t rely on the job title ‘nurse’

Unregistered staff in ‘nurse’ roles, and ‘advanced’ titles misused, survey reveals

Cerys Parfitt serves a memory meal to a patient

On the hospital menu: memories of comfort food to whet inpatients’ appetites

How a trust wants to make mealtimes more palatable by offering patients their childhood food

woman helps frail man to take a meal at a kitchen table

Nursing at work, caring at home: advice, tips and your workplace rights

It’s tough juggling loved ones’ needs and a day job – so what are your options?

Older patient on trolley in corridor

Corridor nursing: why nurses are despairing and angry about the ‘new norm’ in the NHS

Nursing Standard readers reveal concerns over undignified care and patient safety breaches

The Scottish national nursing uniform uses different shades of blue to differentiate between roles

Patients are confused by inconsistent nurses’ uniforms – and they’re not alone

Why nurses favour a UK-wide standardised uniform that makes clear who does what

pair of hands with signs of dermatitis

Sore hands? How nurses can prevent and treat contact dermatitis

The condition can be devastating for nurses – but there are steps you can take to reduce risk

Who said cognitive behaviour therapy was only about mental health?

Nurses explain how they use CBT to support well-being of patients with physical conditions

What nurses think about their portrayal on television

From Call the Midwife to 24 Hours in A&E, staff talk about healthcare on the small screen

The Good Samaritan nurse: why you need to weigh the personal and professional risks

Legal and professional implications of going to the aid of people away from your workplace

Well-being at work: is your job making you ill?

What nurses told our survey about norovirus, healthcare-related injury and working when sick
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12-hour shifts: a threat to safety or essential to your work-life balance?

Many nurses see long shifts as helpful to their home life, but the risks can’t be ignored

The high turnover of chief nurses and why it undermines front-line staff

Many directors of nursing don’t get a chance to hit their stride – or champion their staff

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