Issue : 16 September 2008
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.Background: Engaging nurses in research remains extremely difficult.Aim: This action-research project aimed to increase nursing research capacity in one hospital trust.Method and initial results: A survey established levels of research knowledge, activity and experience among nurses. The response was low but participants expressed considerable interest. Two roadshows were organised. We then ran a series of four workshops, ...
This two-part series on last offices outlines the processes involved in preparing a body for transfer to a chapel of rest, mortuary or undertakers. This first part discusses factors that influence practice and outlines the procedures undertaken before preparing the body.
Acute respiratory failure 2 – nursing managementSubscription
Improving pain control is an area where nurses have the clinical expertise to make a significant difference to the quality of patient care. The inhaled analgesic 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen is ideal for use when undertaking short, potentially painful procedures as it is a safe and effective method of pain relief. Many patients in the community require procedures that can be extremely painful. This article describes how this analgesic has been successfully introduced throughout ...
Tools to find the work you wantSubscription
From drawing up a CV to going to Australia, Rebecca Norris has advice on finding a job
‘A brilliant time to come into nursing’Subscription
Job prospects for nurses are considerably brighter than a year ago but competition for posts remains fierce, reports Louise Hunt
Making the leap from training to the workplace can be challenging. Rob Finch outlines some approaches to career planning that can make that transition easier
Making the most of nurse trainingSubscription
Combining academic work with practical placements can make nurse training a real juggling act.Ann Shuttleworth finds out how the right coping strategies can help students to succeed
Dealing with debtSubscription
Managing your finances is just one of the many challenges you will encounter as a nursing student. Clare Lomas looks at some of the practical steps you can take in order to prevent financial concerns from spoiling your time at college