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  • Can we teach the next generation of nurses compassion?

    Can we teach the next generation of nurses compassion?Subscription

    Opinion17 April, 2015

    With reviews and reports throwing up questions about whether there exists a lack of compassion in healthcare, Emma Vincent asks if compassion truly is something that can be taught.

  • Anti-embolism stockings aid venous return in non-ambulatory patients

    Best practice in the use of VTE prevention methodsSubscription

    Clinical13 April, 2015

    Use of anti-embolism stockings and intermittent pneumatic compression is widespread but health professionals need assistance on aspects of these treatment options

  • Early warning scores are quickly calculated

    Improving observation with new technologySubscription

    Clinical6 April, 2015

    Nurses’ use of technology for patient assessment and observation is improving patient care and safety, as case studies from Croydon and Merseyside show

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    Reversing type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changeSubscription

    Clinical16 March, 2015

    Type 2 diabetes is associated with a range of serious complications, and accounts for significant costs to the NHS. Dietary and lifestyle change can reduce its impact

  • Enteral feeding with specialist products can provide replacement energy and protein

    Giving nutrition support to critically ill adultsSubscription

    Clinical16 March, 2015

    Patients who are critically ill are at greater risk of malnutrition and nurses must be able to accurately assess their nutritional needs to help them recover

  • Student nurse feedback can help ensure clinical placements meet students' needs

    Encouraging student feedback on placementsSubscription

    Clinical2 March, 2015

    After eliciting students’ views on what makes a good practice placement, one trust is now working to make sure students feel able to raise concerns

  • Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

    Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia roleSubscription

    Clinical23 February, 2015

    Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital

  • Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young child

    Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young childSubscription

    Clinical16 February, 2015

    Skull fractures associated with intracranial injury are a leading cause of traumatic death in childhood. Children with head injuries should be monitored for signs of deterioration

  • Using simulation to aid students’ documentation

    Using simulation to aid students’ documentationSubscription

    Clinical16 February, 2015

    Student nurses must recognise the need to accurately complete patient documents and can learn from their mistakes through simulation and formative feedback

  • mental health child depressed looking out window alone bed

    Legal duty for nurses to report female genital mutilation unveiled Subscription

    News13 February, 2015

    All regulated health and social care professionals will in the future be legally required to report “known” cases of female genital mutilation in children under the age of 18, according to government proposals.