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Nursing Practice

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Using hospital at home to reduce admissions

Using hospital at home to reduce admissions Subscription Required


Two clinical commissioning groups aimed to improve the patient experience and reduce hospital admissions by devising a “hospital at home” community care service

Setting standards for high-quality placements

Setting standards for high-quality placements Subscription Required


Standards were developed to help give organisations offering clinical placements confidence that their placements provide high-quality realistic learning opportunities

Assessing the pulse rate in adult patients

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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

Vital signs monitoring

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A review of vital signs monitoring through the night in hospitals found compliance with schedules was generally poor, with potentially serious consequences for patients

Reflecting on practice is useful for all staff

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Reflecting on practice and critical incidents is valuable, but complex frameworks can be hard to remember. A new model has been created to simplify the process.

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Irene Hall

'We are now contending with the public’s unrealistic expectation of what they are entitled to'


Irene Hall reflects on her 50 years in the NHS and what has changed during that time

Sarah Richardson

'It pays to be calm, logical and think about why the person is distressed'


We talk to Sarah Richardson, charge nurse at the psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU), Kingsley Green, Hertfordshire.

Helen Janiszewski

'Everything you do and say has an impact on how somebody feels'


We talk to Helen Janiszewski, ward sister at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, who qualified as a midwife in 2003.

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Confronting bullying can be challenging because bullies try to avoid accountability

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