Analysis

Anticipatory prescribing: how to use it to improve care of patients at the end of life

Access to ‘just in case’ medications is fundamental to compassionate palliative care

Lone working: safety measures to support nurses at risk of abuse or attack

Nurses who work alone are particularly vulnerable. Here’s how teams can prioritise safety

Making change happen: how to introduce fresh ideas and bring your colleagues with you

Implement and sustain your vision with maximum collaboration and minimum stress

Violence against nurses: why do so many attacks go unreported?

How to support colleagues, increase reporting and response to incidents

Neutropenic sepsis: how to spot the signs and symptoms and take rapid action

Nurses need to be vigilant on this potentially fatal complication of anticancer treatment

Personalised care: how to prioritise shared decision-making in your practice

Practical steps you can take to make this key NHS goal part of everyday patient care

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

How to survive night shifts: advice on protecting your health and well-being

Sleep expert Steven Lockley’s tips to help you establish good routines around night shifts

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

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