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A nurse-led pathway to treat self-harm injuries

A nurse-led pathway to treat self-harm injuries Subscription Required


Challenges of attending accident and emergency units with patients presenting with minor injuries caused by self-harm were overcome via a nurse-led care pathway.

Detail from myCOPD: patients can view training videos at a time that suits them

Improving outcomes with online COPD self-care Subscription Required


An innovative approach to the self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is demonstrating the efficacy of online patient support.

Identifying ischaemic ulcers early on can help reduce the need for amputation

Caring for patients with lower limb amputation Subscription Required


Mortality rates following lower limb amputation have been described as unacceptable. Nurses have a vital role in improving pre- and post-operative care.

Feeling breathless can be a sign of an exacerbation of COPD

Systemic corticosteroids for acute COPD exacerbations Subscription Required


Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can result in hospital admission so it is essential that nurses know which treatments are most effective.

Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognition

Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognition Subscription Required


Acute kidney injury is a common but serious disorder. Knowing how it can develop enables prevention and early detection, leading to better outcomes for patients.

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Miriam Etter

"It’s hard to reason with someone who thinks a sick new mother just needs to stay home and eat to get well"


By returning to the continent of her birth to improve neonatal care, Miriam Etter is now securing a better start in life for others

Liz McCall

"Water, electricity and the internet are actually luxuries"


We talk to Liz McCall, who is a voluntary community outreach nurse in reproductive health with VSO in Gamghadi, Nepal.

Ruth Northway

'I’ve found that if people have the support to display their talents they can do a lot'


People can achieve a great deal if they have support to display their abilities, says Ruth Northway

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Free yourself from workplace bullying

Tackle bullying in your nursing team

Confronting bullying can be challenging because bullies try to avoid accountability

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