Issue : March 2018
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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
Mersey Care Foundation Trust has reduced the use of physical restraint through the ‘No Force First’ programme. It subsequently won the Patient Safety Improvement category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
This article, the fourth in a six-part series on communication skills, discusses unintentional communication produced by factors such as our appearance and environment
How can nurses support people to change their lifestyles in order to reduce their risk of stroke? This article concludes our five-part series on stroke with practical guidance and useful resources on prevention
It is widely thought that drinking alcohol is harmful to people living with heart failure. This article reviews the evidence on whether these patients should be advised to abstain from alcohol
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
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?
Two senior charge nurses at NHS Ayrshire and Arran won a case for recruiting an administrative assistant, allowing them to be more visible and active as clinical leaders
What does professionalism look like in everyday practice for nurses and midwives? A new framework brings clarity on the subject and aims to help staff articulate and celebrate their value
What diseases can affect the different components of the cardiac system? How do they arise? Find out in this overview of cardiac pathophysiology