Enhancing the recruitment and retention of overseas nurses from Kerala, India.
This article explores the challenges associated with recruiting and retaining nurses from overseas, and discusses how these can be addressed to ensure that these nurses practise safely and are supported effectively. PMID: 30299007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - October 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Kelly S, Fowler C Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Assessing and managing malnutrition in adults in hospital.
This article discusses the effects of disease-related malnutrition and outlines the role of screening tools and assessment in identifying patients who are malnourished or at risk of becoming malnourished. It also describes the nursing care that should be provided to patients with disease-related malnutrition, and emphasises the importance of using a multidisciplinary team approach involving speech and language therapists, dieticians, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. PMID: 30284778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - October 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Malhi H Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Recognising and managing delirium in patients receiving palliative and end of life care.
This article discusses the causes, effects, and signs and symptoms of delirium. It also outlines the non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies that can be used to assess and manage patients with delirium at the end of life, alongside the support that should be provided to their families. PMID: 30255687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - September 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Logan J Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Preventing the development of heel pressure ulcers.
This article examines the risk factors for heel pressure ulceration, and details patient assessment and specific measures that can be undertaken to prevent the development of heel pressure ulcers. PMID: 30246946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - September 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Davies P Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Meeting the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness.
This article provides nurses with information on the healthcare challenges that commonly affect people who are experiencing homelessness, and outlines various effective nurse-led interventions that can be implemented. It provides examples of nurse-led health promotion projects, which demonstrate how a collaborative approach can improve the healthcare experiences of this patient group. This article also examines the issue of homelessness and mental capacity, as well as explaining the role of physical health outreach services in caring for people experiencing homelessness. PMID: 30234241 [PubMed - as supplied by publish...
Source: Nursing Standard - September 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Dorney-Smith S, Schneller K, Aboim S, Radcliffe M, Tanner N, Ungpakorn R, O'Brien R, Hall A Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Investigating ward nurses' responses to deteriorating patients.
CONCLUSION: Effective communication was identified as an important factor in improving ward nurses' responses to deteriorating patients, as was improved knowledge of 'do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation' (DNACPR) orders. It was also identified that increased ward nurse numbers improved responses to deteriorating patients, as did increased availability of senior healthcare staff, which enabled junior staff to escalate care. PMID: 30226338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Loftus NW, Smith D Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Managing chronic spontaneous urticaria (hives) in primary care.
This article describes the presentation, diagnosis and management of chronic spontaneous urticaria in primary care. PMID: 30211486 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - September 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Carne E Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Parkinson's disease: symptoms, treatment options and nursing care.
This article explores the causes and progressive clinical pathway of IPD using an evidence-based approach. It emphasises the valuable role of the multidisciplinary team and of the nurse, in particular, in monitoring and improving the quality of life of those with the condition and their family and carers. PMID: 30198239 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - September 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Cotterell P Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Exploring the characteristics of effective communicators in healthcare.
This article identifies the essential communication skills that will be required by nurses in the future, summarising the characteristics of a modern nurse communicator. It also suggests various approaches that nurses can use to develop their communication skills. PMID: 30191686 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - September 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Webb L Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Reflection on the development of the nurse consultant role.
Abstract The role of nurse consultant was introduced in the late 1990s to strengthen leadership in nursing, improve patient outcomes and enhance the quality of healthcare services. Nurse consultants have a wide-ranging remit that includes expert practice, professional leadership and consultancy, education, and service development. In this article, the author reflects on her experience of being one of the first nurse consultants, which included setting up nurse-led clinics, maintaining professional relationships with medical colleagues and assuming increasing responsibility for services. The article also examines t...
Source: Nursing Standard - August 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Pottle A Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Role of nurses in supporting antimicrobial stewardship.
This article examines the challenge of antimicrobial resistance and explores the concept of antimicrobial stewardship in addressing this issue. It also discusses how nurses can contribute to a systems approach in primary and secondary care to support antimicrobial stewardship initiatives. PMID: 30156793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - August 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ladenheim D Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Developing resilience: the role of nurses, healthcare teams and organisations.
This article explores the concept of resilience and suggests ways in which resilience can be developed by individuals and in collaboration with others, resulting in resilient healthcare teams and organisations capable of supporting individuals effectively. It aims to assist healthcare professionals to develop their resilience, while also improving their understanding of the complex factors that can affect their coping capacity, as well as how community influences the resilience of everyone. PMID: 30152222 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - August 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Barratt C Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

An overview of the principles of preoperative care.
This article suggests that optimal outcomes can be achieved by preparing patients for surgery in a holistic manner. It also discusses the role of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programmes. PMID: 30141576 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - August 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Liddle C Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Role of the nurse in stroke rehabilitation.
This article describes the risk factors and types of stroke, the main areas of stroke rehabilitation and the role of the nurse. It emphasises that providing support to families and carers is a particularly important element of caring for people who have experienced a stroke. PMID: 30132306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - August 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Clare CS Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

How to undertake a blood component transfusion.
This article aims to assist nurses in the safe and effective administration of blood components. REFLECTIVE ACTIVITY: 'How to' articles can help update your practice and ensure it remains evidence based. Apply this article to your practice. Reflect on and write a short account of. PMID: 30058318 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - July 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Cowan K, Davies A Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Assessment, management and prevention of urinary tract infections in men.
Abstract While urinary tract infections (UTIs) are uncommon in healthy men aged under 50 years, their prevalence rises in men aged over 65 years. UTIs can be classified as uncomplicated or complicated. UTI in men is considered to be more complicated than in women, because it is often related to abnormalities of the urinary tract, such as prostatic enlargement or a urethral stricture. UTI is associated with a significant disease burden and cost to patients and healthcare organisations. It is one of the most common reasons for prescription of antibiotics in primary care; however, because antibiotic resistance is bec...
Source: Nursing Standard - July 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Bardsley A Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Effective management of hypoglycaemia.
Abstract Hypoglycaemia is a potentially serious complication of diabetes mellitus in which an individual's blood glucose drops to dangerously low levels. This can cause signs and symptoms such as sweating, confusion and unusual behaviour and, if untreated, may lead to unconsciousness and death. Hypoglycaemia is a side effect of some treatments for diabetes, whereby injected insulin or oral medicines that stimulate insulin secretion cause an abnormally low blood glucose level. Nurses have an important role in educating and empowering patients and their families and carers to manage diabetes to prevent hypoglycaemia...
Source: Nursing Standard - July 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Smyth T Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Development of approaches and legislation to optimise nurse staffing levels.
This article outlines the background to, and development of, nurse staffing approaches in Wales that preceded the introduction of this legislation. It aims to provide nurses with an understanding of the journey towards introducing legislation for nurse staffing levels and workforce planning in Wales, which will be relevant to those affected by the implementation of any legislation in this important area of healthcare. This article also provides information about how the nurse staffing legislation evolved as a result of important work and collaboration that was already undertaken throughout NHS Wales. PMID: 30039935 [P...
Source: Nursing Standard - July 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jones A, Whyley H, Doyle J, Bevan L Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Safe and effective use of supplemental oxygen therapy.
This article provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology in relation to oxygen delivery to the lungs and tissues in the body, and outlines the common indications and contraindications for supplemental oxygen therapy. It also discusses the approaches that nurses can adopt to assess a patient's clinical need for supplemental oxygen therapy, as well as the safety considerations required. PMID: 30028093 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - July 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Allibone E, Soares T, Wilson A Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Understanding the human and system factors involved in medication errors.
This article recognises the complexity of why medication errors occur and considers the many factors involved, including those from an individual and organisational system perspective. It adopts a solution-focused approach, based on the evidence underpinning the knowledge of medication errors. PMID: 30020567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Gluyas H Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

How to assist in emergency tracheal intubation.
PMID: 29998649 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - July 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Williams C, Bennett E Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse's role.
This article outlines some of the challenges that nurses may experience in ensuring effective infection prevention and control, and how these can be addressed. PMID: 29972291 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - July 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Burnett E Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Role of nurses in alcohol screening and treatment interventions.
This article explores the trends of alcohol use, primarily in the UK, and outlines the related health effects. The author reviews the screening and brief interventions that non-specialist nurses can use, in partnership with patients, where they have concerns regarding patients' alcohol use and its potentially harmful health effects. PMID: 29972292 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - July 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Webzell I Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.
This article aims to improve nurses' understanding of the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and the role of all nurses in supporting early diagnosis and providing follow-up care. It also discusses the available treatment options for colorectal cancer, enabling nurses to offer informed care to patients, who in turn, can make informed decisions about their treatment. PMID: 29963788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - July 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Peck J Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Pathophysiology and nursing management of acute pancreatitis.
This article explores the pathophysiology of the main causes of acute pancreatitis, and discusses nursing management of the condition in the acute setting and the long-term issues to consider. It also outlines the conservative management of the condition, which includes pain management, provision of fluids and nutritional care. In the management of acute pancreatitis, nursing care can often overlap with medical management, especially as the condition deteriorates. Therefore, it is important that nurses develop comprehensive knowledge of the management of acute pancreatitis. PMID: 29952150 [PubMed - as supplied by publ...
Source: Nursing Standard - June 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Johnstone C Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Assessing and managing communication needs in people with serious mental illness.
This article focuses on five areas of communication, speech and language - receptive language, expressive language, speech, social communication and swallowing - to increase nurses' confidence in assessing communication needs and making appropriate referrals to speech and language therapy services. The authors also suggest therapeutic interventions that nurses can use to reduce the effects of speech and language difficulties among people with SMI. PMID: 29938449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - June 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Rees H, Forrest C, Rees G Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Current approaches to HIV prevention, treatment and care.
This article explores the role of nurses in all areas of practice in preventing onward transmission of HIV, providing treatment and patient education, and promoting the well-being of people living with HIV. PMID: 29923694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - June 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Evans DT, Dukes M Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Procedural pain management in patients with cancer.
This article explores the procedural pain that may be experienced by patients in general, and by those with cancer specifically, and details the pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies that nurses can use to manage this challenging complication. PMID: 29873471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: McMonagle E Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Advances in the pharmacological management of acute and chronic pain.
This article outlines the developments in evidence-based guidelines and recommendations for the pharmacological management of acute and chronic pain, including migraine, and in the use of analgesics such as opioids. It also discusses pain management in specific groups such as children and young people, and older people. PMID: 29873472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Cox F Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Nutritional requirements in malnutrition and diabetes mellitus.
This article examines malnutrition and diabetes mellitus, which are two common conditions that can have significant implications for patients' health and diet. It emphasises that, when managing patients with malnutrition or diabetes, nurses should undertake careful assessment of their nutritional requirements, tailoring interventions to the individual and involving family and carers where appropriate. It is also important for nurses to work with other members of the multidisciplinary team, notably dietitians, who can provide specialist dietary advice and support. PMID: 29873473 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Sou...
Source: Nursing Standard - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Donnelly A Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Role of front-line nurse leadership in improving care.
Abstract Healthcare professionals continue to debate how to address the issues of suboptimal care, neglect and abuse in healthcare settings. One solution that is likely to achieve improvements in care is the widespread development of leadership skills in front-line nurses. The behaviour of front-line nurses is a major determinant of patients' healthcare experience and their perception of the quality of care they receive. Front-line leaders in healthcare settings such as wards, care homes and clinics are the people with the strongest and most immediate influence on staff behaviour. Therefore, nurses, ward managers ...
Source: Nursing Standard - June 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Whitby P Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Effects of singing groups on staff well-being: a feasibility study.
CONCLUSION: This feasibility study suggests there may be several benefits of staff singing groups, in terms of improving the well-being of participants. However, proceeding to a full research trial would require additional time and resources to maximise recruitment. PMID: 29808970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - May 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Skingley A, Ross L Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Providing nutritional support for patients in critical care.
This article explores the importance of providing nutritional support for patients who are critically ill and explains the pathophysiology of nutrition in altered health states. It discusses nutritional screening and assessment, the various routes of nutrition administration and the nursing considerations involved in providing nutritional support in critical care. PMID: 29781257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - May 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Mutrie L, Hill B Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Diagnosis and management of patients with atrial fibrillation.
This article details the presentation of, and risk factors associated with, developing atrial fibrillation, the importance of reducing the risk of adverse events such as stroke, and the treatment options available. It also outlines the nursing role in the care of patients with the condition, as part of a multidisciplinary team approach. PMID: 29697213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - April 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Elliott K Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Nursing management of patients with faecal incontinence.
This article provides an overview of faecal incontinence, exploring its causes, psychological effects for patients, and conservative and specialised management measures, as well as the nurse's role in providing treatment and support. PMID: 29687686 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - April 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Barrie M Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Assessment and management of urinary incontinence in women.
This article aims to enhance nurses' understanding of the types of urinary incontinence affecting women, associated risk factors and continence assessment, as well as the initial investigations and conservative treatments that can be instigated by general nurses. It also discusses some of the advanced treatments offered by specialist services. The article emphasises the importance of undertaking a holistic continence assessment to ensure appropriate continence care is provided, and how tailoring this care to the individual can improve adherence to treatment plans. PMID: 29676877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (So...
Source: Nursing Standard - April 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Stewart E Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Exploring the role of advanced nurse practitioners in leadership.
This article examines the background to the development of the advanced nurse practitioner role. It also explores the various factors that may affect nurse leadership and the role of the advanced nurse practitioner, including professional identity, gender, nursing's strategic influence, clinical outcomes, and recruitment and retention. The article concludes that while advanced nurse practitioners can positively influence clinical outcomes and cost efficiency, they must also be adequately prepared to undertake a leadership role. PMID: 29676876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Anderson C Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Exploring the implementation of family-witnessed resuscitation.
This article explores the benefits of, and barriers to, the implementation of FWR during CPR. Despite the perceived benefits of FWR identified by professional bodies, healthcare professionals, and patients and their families, the evidence indicates there is ongoing reluctance among some healthcare professionals to incorporate FWR in practice. Therefore, standardised global policies aimed at the multidisciplinary implementation of FWR are required. Additionally, multidisciplinary training and education in CPR should be readily available, particularly in areas where CPR is frequently used, such as emergency departments. ...
Source: Nursing Standard - March 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Breach J Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

An overview of developments in nurse prescribing in the UK.
This article reflects on this development, what has been learned and the challenges that remain in relation to nurse prescribing and meeting healthcare service needs. PMID: 29583169 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - March 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Courtenay M Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Identification and management of drug allergy.
This article describes the signs and symptoms of drug allergy, and explains the effects that it can have on patient care. It outlines the risk factors for the development of drug allergy, along with the mechanisms by which allergic reactions are mediated. This article also explains the tests used to diagnose drug allergy, and provides recommendations for the management of patients who experience an allergic reaction to a drug. The author uses case studies to emphasise the importance of the role of the nurse in managing, reporting and documenting drug allergies appropriately. PMID: 29583170 [PubMed - as supplied by pub...
Source: Nursing Standard - March 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Powrie K Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Meeting the needs of carers of people at the end of life.
This article explores the context of caring at the end of life and considers the experience of carers, in particular those who have a non-professional and unpaid relationship with someone who is at the end of life, and the support they require. PMID: 29583171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - March 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Hardy B Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Collaborative communication: learning from advanced clinical practice patient consultations.
This article explores collaborative communication in consultations and how best to achieve this, using the author's doctoral observational research based on the findings of a mixed methods observational study of communication in advanced clinical practice patient consultations. PMID: 29583172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - March 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Barratt J Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Benefits of quiet time interventions in the intensive care unit: a literature review.
CONCLUSION: Quiet time interventions can improve patients' sleep quality and have positive physiological effects for patients, such as improved restfulness. Quiet time interventions may also promote a healthier workplace environment and increase patient and family satisfaction. Considering the potential benefits and lack of evidence of harm, the author recommends that quiet time interventions are implemented in ICUs as part of routine practice. PMID: 29561076 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - March 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Lim R Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Developing a service improvement initiative for people with learning disabilities in hospice settings.
Abstract People with learning disabilities are often marginalised in healthcare, including in hospice settings, and as a result may not receive effective end of life care. Research in hospice settings has identified that many staff lack confidence, skills and knowledge in caring for people with learning disabilities, which can have a negative effect on the care these individuals receive. To address these issues, the author has proposed a service improvement initiative, which she developed as part of her learning disability nursing degree programme. This proposed initiative aimed to enhance end of life care for peo...
Source: Nursing Standard - March 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Springall F Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Use of professional portfolios in nursing.
Abstract Nurses are increasingly using professional portfolios as a way to maintain evidence of their learning and reflection, and to demonstrate that they have met their professional requirements. A portfolio can assist nurses to store and manage their revalidation or reregistration documents in one place, so that these can be easily updated and produced when required, for example in performance reviews and job applications. All nurses are required to undertake continuing professional development activities to maintain, update and improve their knowledge and practice, and they can use their portfolio to document ...
Source: Nursing Standard - March 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Cope V, Murray M Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

How to undertake venepuncture to obtain venous blood samples.
This article outlines the procedure for undertaking venepuncture and obtaining venous blood samples. It emphasises the importance of undertaking a visual assessment of the patient's skin and palpating the veins to identify a suitable site for venepuncture. REFLECTIVE ACTIVITY: 'How to' articles can help update your practice and ensure it remains evidence-based. Apply this article to your practice. Reflect on and write a short account of. PMID: 29537759 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - March 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jane Shaw S Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Clinical management of non-healing wounds.
This article discusses the assessment and treatment of non-healing chronic wounds. It examines the normal wound-healing process and the management of chronic wounds, including advanced interventions such as electrical stimulation therapy, negative pressure wound therapy and various dressings. This article does not focus on specific wound types; instead, it provides an overview of the factors that can lead to the development of chronic wounds and how these wounds can be managed in clinical practice. PMID: 29537760 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - March 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Tapiwa Chamanga E Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

An overview of mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit.
This article discusses the history, types and essential components of mechanical ventilation. It addresses the potential complications associated with mechanical ventilation and outlines the nurse's role in the recognition and prevention of such complications. This article provides an overview of some of the advances in mechanical ventilation and emphasises the importance of patient safety through an awareness of the associated risks and limiting or avoiding mechanical ventilation where possible. PMID: 29512960 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - March 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Joanne Elliot Z, Charlton Elliot S Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Aetiology, clinical presentation and treatment of testicular cancer.
This article examines the epidemiology and aetiology of the disease, together with its clinical presentation and treatment options. It emphasises the importance of early detection of testicular cancer to improve its prognosis, through awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease and undertaking regular testicular self-examination. PMID: 29512961 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - March 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Akers C Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Antibiotics for acute bronchitis.
Abstract The mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health outcomes through increasing the use of the Cochrane Library and supporting Cochrane's role by providing an evidence base for nurses and healthcare professionals who deliver, lead or research nursing care. The CNCF produces Cochrane Corner columns, summaries of recent nursing-care-relevant Cochrane Reviews that are regularly published in collaborating nursing-related journals. Information on the processes CNCF has developed can be accessed at: cncf.cochrane.org/evidence-transfer-program-review-summaries. This is a Cochrane review su...
Source: Nursing Standard - February 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Tanner M, Karen Roddis J Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research