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'The value of Schwartz Rounds should not be underestimated'

'The value of Schwartz Rounds should not be underestimated' Subscription Required


Having facilitated more than a dozen Schwartz Rounds, I have come to realise that being a health professional is an extremely odd lifestyle choice.

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There are critical differences between the two most commonly used syringe pumps

Safe practice in syringe pump management Subscription Required


Syringe pumps are a vital tool for administering medicine, especially in palliative care. However, nurses must have training before using them to ensure patient safety.

Great teams have a plan for how their members act and work together

How to build effective teams in healthcare Subscription Required


Effective teams need a shared purpose. Building teams requires a teaming strategy to ensure all members are clear about their role and the team’s purpose.

Nurses are increasingly employing Twitter hashtags to forge professional connections

NMC code advice on digital communications Subscription Required


The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new code takes the first step in promoting online professionalism and appropriate behaviour in the use of social networking.

Nurses must have a solid understanding of a patients culture beliefs and traditions to be able to deliver effective individualised holistic care

Cultural competence in nursing Muslim patients Subscription Required


Nurses who understand the Muslim worldview and religious or cultural practices are better placed to provide person-centred care to Muslim patients without stereotyping.

Pulmonary tuberculosis: the disease can be transmitted by coughing and sneezing

Barriers to managing TB in emergency departments Subscription Required


A survey of staff in an emergency department unit explored whether they had the knowledge to recognise and manage patients presenting with tuberculosis.

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The mindful caregiver

The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey


’ It can be read from cover to cover but provides useful chapters to dip back into at a later day or if requiring a therapeutic pick-me-up.’

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Looking for a career change?

Visit our dedicated Career Zone for interview and application advice, whether you're looking for a career change, a new position or your first nursing role.

Incidents of workplace bullying are on the rise

Bullying dynamics

Incidents of workplace bullying are on the rise, so what can be done about it?

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Buying smarter, buying safer

Buying smarter, buying safer

A new campaign is set to encourage nurses to get involved in the purchasing of clinical products to ensure greater patient safety and more cost-effective treatment. The RCN, NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network have worked together to produce a toolkit to help nurses buy better

what does the new tax year mean for you

Nurses – what does the new tax year mean for you?

Each tax year new changes are often seen and keeping up to date is important to make sure you only pay the tax you need to

Safe staffing on the table

Safer staffing: figures at your fingertips

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has been using the Allocate Software System to ensure it has the right number of nursing staff and the right skill mix to match the acuity of its patients. Its team reveal why it’s making a difference


Change Challenge: The Results

Nearly 14,000 people contributed to this interactive guide on implementing change within the NHS

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This week's issue

New score predicts cardiovascular risk for ‘anyone in world’ over 40


Researchers have developed a new risk score which they claim can predict the 10-year risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke in patients aged 40 years or older in any country.

Kathryn Godfrey

'Some good news for care of the older person'


It seems the tide may be turning on the way older people are treated in the NHS, with the need to develop and improve this important area of care at last being acknowledged and acted on. There were two announcements this week that gave me hope that change is coming.

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Ebola virus

'Should we begin our nursing careers fighting Ebola?'


As newly qualified nurses we found ourselves asking an irregular and difficult question: should we go and help combat the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone?

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Nurses are well placed to idenfity and support children at risk of exploitation

Protecting children from sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is increasingly recognised as a problem with potentially devastating consequences. Nurses have a key role in identifying at-risk children.



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