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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

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Glove use and vaccinations: what the COVID-19 guidance says

There has been some confusion over whether gloves should be worn by vaccinators

COVID-19 vaccination: your guide to consent

Managing this vital part of the roll-out, plus the process for those who lack capacity

Empathy at the end of life: how to care without compromising your well-being

A cancer nurse specialist shares her experience of learning self-care in her new book

Leg pain and inflammation: why nurses need to think superficial vein thrombosis

Superficial thrombophlebitis is under-recognised, but if left untreated it can lead to DVT

Older people abuse: how nurses can spot the signs and what to do about it

It is vital that nurses recognise abuse, be it physical, emotional, financial or sexual

How to use social media to get health messages to patients and the public

Use digital technology to support self-management and communicate with hard-to-reach groups
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How COVID-19 is affecting nurses’ mental health, and what to do about it

There are so many reasons to feel anxious about coronavirus, but help is out there

Cervical cancer: how nurses can help reverse the fall in screening uptake

Nurses need to allay people’s fears about screening – and in doing so could save lives

Domestic abuse: how to spot the signs and support colleagues who may be affected

Nurses in all sectors will have contact with victims, but can also be at risk themselves

Helping care home staff monitor residents and identify early signs of deterioration

Nurse helps develop version of NEWS2 to support care in residential and nursing homes

Best apps for nurses: the help that’s just a click away

The smartphone apps that support your practice and can make your home life easier too

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