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Perfecting your practice

Looking in detail at a new practice article each week - as a student, what can you learn from it?

How best can I manage fever in children?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 18 Feb 2013

Article: Banks T et al (2013) Managing fever in children using a single antipyretic. Nursing Times; 109: 7, 24-25.

How should I care for patients following the administration of epidural anaesthesia?

Posted by Fran EntwistleTue, 5 Feb 2013

Article: Nurse competency in managing patient care during epidural analgesia

Research decoded: what skin products should be avoided on older skin?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 24 Dec 2012

Article: Maintaining skin health in older peopleAuthors:  Fiona Cowdell is senior research fellow and graduate research director at the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull; Kathy Radley is lecturer in skin health and dermatology care at the Faculty of Health and ...

How can we impact on stroke outcomes?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 17 Dec 2012


'What role can you play in awareness raising of antimicrobial resistance?'

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyWed, 5 Dec 2012

Article: Storr J, Gallagher R (2012) Cutting levels of antimicrobial resistance. Nursing Times; 108: 46, 22-23.Author: Julie Storr is president of the Infection Prevention Society, a consultant for the World Health Organization and a visiting senior lecturer at Canterbury and Christchurch University; ...

How do you safely measure a patient's temperature?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 5 Nov 2012

Article: McCallum L, Higgins D (2012) Measuring body temperature. Nursing Times; 108: 45, 20-22.Authors: Louise McCallum is lecturer, the University of the West of Scotland, Ayr; Dan Higgins is a freelance educator, resuscitation and critical care, and senior charge nurse, critical care, at University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust.THIS ...

The use of EMDR for psychological trauma

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 29 Oct 2012

Article: Norgate K (2012) EMDR for post-traumatic stress and other psychological trauma. Nursing Times; 108: 44, 24-26. Author: Kath Norgate is specialist psychiatric nurse, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT Eye ...

How can I identify and manage peripheral arterial disease?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 22 Oct 2012

Article: Smith L (2012) Peripheral arterial disease 1: identifying and managing peripheral arterial disease.Author: Lisa Smith, vascular nurse specialist, Pennine Acute Hospitals TrustTHIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUTWhat peripheral arterial disease isRisk factors for this conditionWhat are the signs of this diseaseHow ...

How can I help children who suffer from bedwetting?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyTue, 9 Oct 2012

Article: Fleming E (2012) Supporting children with nocturnal enuresis.Nursing Times; 108, 41: 22-25.Author: Eve Fleming is community paediatrician at South Warwickshire NHS FoundationTHIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUTEnuresis or bedwetting in childrenHow it is assessed and treatedUseful advice for familiesWho ...

How can nurses raise cancer awareness in ethnic minority groups?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyTue, 18 Sep 2012

Article: Lloyd Knight P (2012) Raising cancer awareness in minority ethnic groups. Nursing Times; 108: 38, 17-19.Author: Paula Lloyd Knight is associate director for patient experience and BME Cancer Programme lead at the National Cancer Action Team.THIS ...

What is appropriate glove use in dermatitis prevention?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 10 Sep 2012

Article: Gallagher R, Sunley K (2012) Appropriate glove use in dermatitis prevention. Nursing Times; 108: 37, 12-14.Author: Rose Gallagher is infection control adviser; Kim Sunley is senior employment relations adviser, both at Royal College of Nursing, London.THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUTRCN guidelines on glove useHow to prevent contact dermatitis from glove useWhen ...

What are the current recommendations for care of VTE patients?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyTue, 4 Sep 2012

Article: VTE: its diagnosis and management. Nursing Times.Author: Hayley Flavell is anticoagulant and thrombosis consultant nurse, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUTNew venous thromboembolic ...

What are the main types of skin cancer and their treatment options?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 27 Aug 2012

Article: Alexander RL (2012) Main types of skin cancer and treatment options. Nursing Times; 108: 29, 18-20.Author: Rachel Louise Alexander is Macmillan skin cancer CNS, dermatology and plastics outpatient department, Heath Road, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.THIS ...

How can we recognise symptom accommodation in patients with COPD?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 20 Aug 2012

 Article: Davies N (2012) Symptom “accommodation” in patients with COPD. Nursing Times; 108: 34/35, 17-20.Author: Nikki Davies is British Lung Foundation community respiratory nurse specialist.

How can we ensure cross-cultural communication in cancer care?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 13 Aug 2012

 Article: Thomason C (2012) Communication in cross-cultural cancer care. Nursing Times; 108: Online issue.Author: Carmel Thomason is senior publishing manager, evidence resources, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

How can we confront the challenges and current issues in managing hepatitis C?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 6 Aug 2012

 Article: Maghlaoui A (2012) Challenges and current issues in managing hepatitis C. Nursing Times; 108; 32/33, 18-20.Author: Anita Maghlaoui is hepatology nurse specialist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust, London.