This article describes the three main types of fluids used for fluid replacement therapy and fluid resuscitation, their composition, mode of action, indications and side-effects
What is the role of nurses in witnessed resuscitation? How can they support relatives who wish to be present during an attempt at cardiopulmonary resuscitation on their loved one?
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death undertook a study to ascertain aspects of care that could be improved for patients receiving non-invasive ventilation
A study has explored how patients who had self-harmed experienced their care on an acute medical unit at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
Classifying, diagnosing and treating epilepsy presents challenges that can be overcome by improving knowledge among patients and professionals. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
To try to respond to pressures in emergency departments and urgent care, new roles have been introduced and the skill mix altered. What is the evidence around these changes?
A hip fracture pathway in an emergency department, supported by associate practitioners, has resulted in the timely care of patients and a reduced mortality rate
Giving immediate antibiotics when patients present with suspected sepsis reduces their risk of dying by a third. This summary of an NIHR-funded study includes an online self-assessment to test your understanding of the research
A recent report highlights the extent of the gap between physical and mental health care in acute hospitals, where patients’ co-existing mental health conditions are often ignored
A clinical research nurse on-call rota can dramatically improve recruitment to clinical trials. This initiative won the award for Clinical Research Nursing at the 2016 Nursing Times Awards