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Downing Street

Nurses urged to join virtual march on Downing Street in pay protest

Online event on 22 April will demand government reconsider recommendation for 1% pay rise

RCN chief temporarily steps back from role after cycling accident

General secretary Dame Professor Donna Kinnair on sick leave to recover from injuries

woman in a formal meeting shakes hands

Free mentoring: bid to boost diversity in senior nursing roles

Support for Filipino nurses hoping for career progression to UK profession’s top jobs

Nurses help to design kit bag that saves time for community staff

Resource is infection control compliant and enables nurses to carry everything in one place

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: what nurses need to know

A new report shows value of early interventions and community CPR training

Nursing student Naana Aisha Issaka

Student covers cost of nursing degree through Instagram appeal

Crowdfunding plea raises thousands after failed attempt to get student loan

Evidence and Practice

Nurse prescribing: developing confidence, autonomy and collaboration

Nurse prescribing can benefit patients, prescribing clinicians and healthcare systems

Best practice in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot

Best practice in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot

The differences between diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot

Antimicrobial stewardship: a competency framework to support the role of nurses

Antimicrobial stewardship: a competency framework to support the role of nurses

The role of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship and the competency framework underpinning it

Missed care in community and primary care

Missed care in community and primary care

Assessing appropriate staffing levels and skill mixes in community nursing is complex

Open access
Use of Orem’s self-care model to understand how traditional masculinity affects men’s health

Orem’s self-care model: understanding how traditional masculinity affects men’s health

Nurses need to know specific aspects of masculinity ideology as it can affect self-care

Early implementation of the Enhanced Health in Care Homes model due to COVID-19

One nurse’s experience of implementing the model in a care home and the challenges overcome

Features

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

Opioid prescribing: tackling the ‘time bomb’ of long-term use and addiction

How to spot red flags, advise patients and help them find other ways to cope

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis: how to make a swift diagnosis, treat, monitor and advise patients

What nurses should know about this systemic allergic reaction and medical emergency

Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease – how to support patients

GORD is a common condition with debilitating symptoms that should not be underestimated

Nurses under pressure

District nursing services: survey reveals ‘relentless’ pressures

RCN’s shocking survey shows pressure goes even beyond challenges of pandemic

COVID-19: the support available for nurses facing emotional and financial hardship

How organisations such as the RCN Foundation are helping staff, and how to apply for a grant

Opinion

DNACPR notices: what nurses need to know

Nurses’ input can inform a decision about whether to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation

District nursing: how to launch and maintain a successful night service

A community night nursing service is helping ease pandemic pressures

Dying from inequality as much as from COVID-19: the reality for deprived communities

Nurses see the impact of poverty in the pandemic, and we must advocate for the disadvantaged

Students

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

Social distancing on clinical placement: how to overcome the learning barriers

Ways to adapt to COVID-19-related measures that can make students feel like an inconvenience

Careers

Island nursing: why it’s rich in career opportunities as well as work-life balance

A nurse explains the professional rewards of finding a job on a small island

Is it time to step up to a band 6 nursing position?

The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move

Why human factors is about more than communication and teamwork

How human factors can improve nurses’ workplaces and create safer, streamlined services

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