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Peri-operative nurses face events, such as patient deaths, that often cause emotional distress, but there are tools available to help them cope. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
This article reviews the essentials of nursing care for patients with external ventricular drains. It comes with a self-assessment, enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
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
After a trauma such as coming close to death, intensive care patients may develop post-traumatic stress disorder. A small pilot study shows benefits of eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Intravenous fluid therapy is sometimes needed to restore homoeostasis and prevent organ failure. This overview of intravenous fluid use is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
Stroke is a medical emergency, prompt diagnosis is crucial. Despite better understanding and awareness, stroke is still the second largest cause of death worldwide and a major cause of disability. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
Homoeostasis is central to life. Vital signs measure homoeostasis and are therefore key in restoring patients to health. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
Admission to a paediatric intensive care unit is often a difficult experience for children and families. This article reports on a Florence Nightingale Foundation travel fellowship
A former critical care nurse conducted a project to reduce the wastage of red blood cell units and promote single-unit transfusions. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion