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RSV cases are already high – are you prepared for a possible winter surge?

How to manage symptoms and risk of seasonal lower respiratory tract infections in children

Your guide to RCN congress 2021

All you need to know about this year’s amended programme, educational events and lectures

Sepsis in children: how to spot the signs and take immediate action

Children often present with atypical symptoms, delaying treatment

Remote working: how to use communication skills to improve team cohesion and well-being

Some systems set up to keep in touch during the pandemic are here to stay

Health visitor diaries: harrowing disclosures and safeguarding

Two health visitors share their accounts of a challenging and rewarding day

Urosepsis: what to look for when treating a patient with a UTI

One in four sepsis cases are linked to urinary tract infection, so awareness is vital

Catheters and urinary tract infections: how to reduce the risk

Nurses have a crucial role in catheter management and preventing infections

Shame, stigma and not making a fuss – why nurses fear seeking help when at rock bottom

Nurse suicide attempts rose during the pandemic. Help for you or a colleague

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

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

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

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

What happens now: the state of nursing after the COVID-19 pandemic

Six nurse leaders discuss how the past 18 months have affected their workplaces

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