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  • Accurate documentation and wound measurement

    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

    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 success of CQUIN goals depends on community nurse engagement

    How commissioning affects community nursingSubscription

    Practice16 November, 2015

    By understanding and being involved in the commissioning process, community nurses can ensure that their voices are heard and positively shape the service they can provide.

  • 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.

  • Infected arterial ulcer

    The principles of holistic wound assessmentSubscription

    Practice9 November, 2015

    Nurses need to assess the patient holistically when devising an effective treatment plan. Assessment tools help with accurate monitoring of the wound’s progress.

  • Autonomic dysreflexia usually occurs in people with spinal cord injury at T6 or above

    Autonomic dysreflexia in spinal cord injurySubscription

    Practice26 October, 2015

    Autonomic dysreflexia often goes unrecognised in patients with spinal cord injury. Health professionals must be able to recognise when patients are at risk.

  • Best practice statements should only be based on robust research

    Best-practice statements: should we use them?Subscription

    Practice12 October, 2015

    Best-practice statements are useful in theory but their effectiveness may be compromised by varied development methods and a lack of implementation evaluation.

  • 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

  • Phrases like “my head feels like it’s in a vice” can help nurses get a sense of pain severity

    The importance of assessing pain in adultsSubscription

    Practice5 October, 2015

    Pain is a personal experience but may be difficult to communicate. It is vital that nurses know how best to assess it to ensure the optimal treatment is given.

  • 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.

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