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    App for predicting inpatient surgical risk launchedSubscription

    News3 May, 2016

    A free mobile phone application has been launched to provide nurses and other clinicians in hospitals with a simple to use way of identifying high risk surgical patients.

  • Using pulse oximetry to assess oxygen levels

    Using pulse oximetry to assess oxygen levelsSubscription

    Practice18 April, 2016

    Pulse oximetry is a vital tool in patient assessment. Nurses must use the correct procedure and be aware of situations where accuracy of reading may be compromised

  • Surgical scissors

    NICE issues updated guidance on routine pre-op checksSubscription

    News6 April, 2016

    Healthy patients should need “few, if any” tests before undergoing planned surgery, according to updated official guidance for the NHS, which highlights the increasing role of nurse-led assessments.

  • People who are homeless must be helped to access appropriate healthcare

    Assessing the health of homeless peopleSubscription

    Practice14 December, 2015

    Guidance developed by the Queen’s Nursing Institute advises nurses how they can assess the health of homeless patients and ensure they receive the care they need.

  • Accurate documentation and wound measurement

    Wound management 4: Accurate documentation and wound measurementSubscription

    Practice23 November, 2015

    Since nurses have a duty to keep clear and accurate records, they need to know how to measure and document wounds in order to track their progress to healing.

  • Patients who have experienced a painful dressing change before can become tense

    Wound management 3: The assessment and treatment of wound painSubscription

    Practice16 November, 2015

    Knowing how to control wound pain effectively is an important aspect of wound care, since poorly managed pain can significantly impede the healing process.

  • The audit found 32% of those who needed a walking aid could not safely get to it

    Reducing the risk of inpatient fallsSubscription

    Practice16 November, 2015

    A national audit of inpatient falls provides the first overview of whether trusts and health boards are complying with guidance on falls assessment and prevention.

  • Student nurse feedback can help ensure clinical placements meet students' needs

    Are we asking for patient feedback for the right reasons?Subscription

    Opinion8 October, 2015

    PhD student and staff nurse Liz questions the ethics behind collecting patient feedback if services don’t change or improve as a result

  • Steve Ford

    'Nurses key to success of new care models'Subscription

    Opinion30 September, 2015

    The end of September is upon us, department stores are already stocking Christmas decorations and health policy experts are warning that winter is on the way.

  • Assessing the pulse rate in adult patients

    Assessing the pulse rate in adult patientsSubscription

    Practice31 August, 2015

    Pulse assessment is a vital component of good nursing care. Nurses must feel confident in their ability to accurately measure the pulse to assess patients’ health statuses

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