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Nursing Times Learning relaunches today with a system designed specifically to help nurses and midwives meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements for revalidation.
Building relationships is central to nursing work and communication skills can be improved by avoiding jargon and ensuring patients are not labelled, says Sarah Collins
Why do we test for urea and electrolytes?Subscription
Glomerular filtration rate and levels of electrolytes, urea and creatinine give a strong indication of kidney function and can guide treatment
Using reflective practice in frontline nursingSubscription
Reflective practice can be used to help nurses to make sense of work situations and, ultimately, to improve care. A simple, three-stage model is proposed.
Measuring and managing fluid balanceSubscription
Assessing hydration status and measuring fluid balance can ensure optimal hydration
The administration of medicinesSubscription
The administration of a medicine is a common but important clinical procedure.
There are no easy ways to manage gross oedema and the resulting fluid leakage. It is vital to treat the underlying cause and reduce the risk of complication
The importance of good record-keeping for nursesSubscription
Comprehensive records are essential in healthcare and nurses need to dedicate time to documentation
The lack of basic maths skills can be a major problem when it comes to nurses administering drugs to patients. Calculations are still a significant source of drug error