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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
Sleep expert: top tips for night shift workers Subscription
We talk to sleep expert, Derk-Jan Dijk from Surrey University Sleep Centre, about how best to fit in down-time when working the night shift
How to interpret spirometry resultsSubscription
The second in a two-part series on spirometry looks at how to interpret the test results and highlights possible reasons for abnormal results
'So, why do you want to be a nurse?'Subscription
Possibly the most dreaded question to be asked at your university interview … how do you answer?
Indications for nasogastric tube insertion, the procedure for inserting a nasogastric tube and how to check whether it is in the correct position
The basic principles of nursing care and monitoring for patients with tracheostomies
Assessment of painSubscription
Assessment and diagnosis for successful pain management
The administration of medicinesSubscription
The administration of a medicine is a common but important clinical procedure.
How to accurately measure and record respiration rates
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