Knotting or looping of nasogastric tubes when in situ can distress the patient on removal. Nurses should know how to recognise and respond to the situation
A Cochrane review explored research that compared the effects of water-based training, land-based exercise and no training on exercise capacity and quality of life in people with COPD
Changes to healthcare organisations may mean student placements are unavailable or unsuitable. A new allocation model is enabling a more student-focused approach
Choosing the right recruits to education programmes, and providing appropriate educational content, will foster compassion among nursing students
People with learning disabilities are often victims of sexual abuse. Nurses need to assess their ability to consent and help them understand the consequences of sexual contact
In advance of the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual conference, I have been reflecting on the collective power of community nurses to improve the health of our nation - and when I say “community nurses” I mean nurses across the whole range of specialties.
Children and young people
Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable
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The first in a three-part series on electrocardiograms explores continual monitoring
We asked how parents who studied to be nurses how they coped with managing children and their educational workload.