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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
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
A strategy to make an emergency department a more attractive work setting to nurses, both junior and experienced, has reduced the nursing vacancy rate from 65 to 14%
Early identification of sepsis is crucial to minimise mortality and morbidity. Revised definitions will help health professionals in all settings, but a clear, simple-to-use assessment tool is also needed
Ensuring rapid access to acute respiratory careSubscription
Development of a specialist acute outreach team and rapid-access clinics enabled a trust to ensure acute respiratory patients had timely access to specialist care
Barriers to managing TB in emergency departmentsSubscription
A survey of staff in an emergency department unit explored whether they had the knowledge to recognise and manage patients presenting with tuberculosis
An asthma patient passport could enable patients with severe asthma to get the right treatment when they present in accident and emergency with exacerbations