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The Sepsis Six tool: what it is and how to use it to assess a deteriorating patient

Implementing the infection control steps to improve outcomes and save lives

When patients don’t take their medication: how to tackle non-adherence

What you can do to help reduce medicines wastage and improve patients’ health

Long-COVID and the support nurses need when returning to work

Nurses share their personal experiences of managing recovery and making adjustments at work

Back pain: how to combat it if you have it, and prevent it if you don’t

The right equipment, exercise and work culture can help you avoid what might seem inevitable

How to delegate – and how not to: tips on team working and leadership

Delegation develops staff skills and confidence. Here’s what you need to know to do it well

How to detect malnutrition and provide support for people in the community

Advice on using screening tools, the Food First approach and the impact of COVID-19

A typical day on the Heart Helpline: my role as a cardiac nurse

An experienced nurse describes how staff, callers and services have adjusted in the pandemic

Why are pay and conditions different for non-NHS nurses?

Pay varies widely in other settings, but calls for standardisation may not be welcomed by all

Type 2 diabetes remission: how to help patients lose weight and eliminate medication use

The DiRECT trial has shown the benefits of rapid weight loss

Hydration at work: how is your employer helping staff cope with long, hot shifts in PPE?

The pandemic has compounded long-standing problems of inadequate breaks and dehydration

Virtual fitness to practise hearings: a guide for registrants and witnesses

Remote FtP proceedings are here to stay – find out what this could mean for you

Hair racism: the everyday prejudice black nursing staff face at work

Workplaces can marginalise staff of African-Caribbean heritage who chose afro styling

What is the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) and why is it important?

NEWS2 has created a common language so nurses can act quickly to help deteriorating patients

Maths anxiety: how to conquer your fears and calculate with confidence

Reduce your risk of medications errors by becoming comfortable with numbers

Coping at all costs: how ‘toxic positivity’ may affect nurses and patients

A relentless ‘stay positive’ approach can be not only unhelpful but damaging

Racism in the NHS: why nurses say structural discrimination is not a thing of the past

Prejudice remains alive and well, insist black and minority ethnic nurses’ groups

Demoralised and let down: your response to pay offer ‘insult’ after year of sacrifices

What nurses told a Nursing Standard-Sunday Mirror survey about pay, staffing and the pandemic

Nutritional care: steps to support patients with eating and drinking difficulties

The latest guidance on assessment and care, especially for those at the end of life

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