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

Using a systematic approach to assess an acutely unwell patient with catatonia: a case study.
This article details a case study of a patient who presented to the author's medical ward in a catatonic state, and was assessed using the ABCDE (airway, breathing, circulation, disability, exposure) approach. Catatonia is a disturbed mental state in which a patient exhibits abnormal behaviour, such as the inability to speak and non-responsiveness to stimuli, alongside immobility. Although catatonia is a rare condition, it is important that nurses can identify its signs and symptoms, because it can be fatal if not treated appropriately and rapidly. Thus, it is crucial for nurses to be able to systematically assess acutely ...
Source: Nursing Standard - February 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Dixon M Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Nursing management of people experiencing homelessness at the end of life.
This article discusses what is understood by the concept of 'homelessness' and examines the barriers to accessing effective healthcare for people who are homeless and have life-limiting conditions. The authors review the research into end of life care for people experiencing homelessness and identify areas for further investigation, notably the lack of evidence regarding the end of life care priorities of these individuals. There is a focus on the availability of healthcare services for people who are homeless at the end of life, as well as the factors that should be considered if evidence-based healthcare services for thi...
Source: Nursing Standard - February 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ann Webb W, Mitchell T, Nyatanga B, Snelling P Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Exploring emergency nurse practitioners' perceptions of their role.
CONCLUSION: Over the past three decades, the ENP role has become well established, which has led to increased confidence, and the development of collaborative ways of working, among ENPs and their colleagues. However, while ENPs have embraced the challenges of their changing role, educational support has not been consistent. There are still disparities in ENPs' scope of practice, expectations of the role between services, and the educational preparation required to undertake the role. PMID: 29465212 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Bagley S Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Preventing and managing challenging behaviour.
Abstract Patients exhibiting challenging behaviour, which includes any non-verbal, verbal or physical behaviour, is a significant issue in healthcare settings. Preventing such behaviour and the harm it can cause is important for healthcare organisations and individuals, and involves following a public health model comprised of three tiers: primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Primary prevention aims to reduce the risk of challenging behaviour occurring in the first instance; secondary prevention involves reducing the risk associated with imminent challenging behaviour and its potential escalation; and terti...
Source: Nursing Standard - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Hallett N Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Overview of the incidence, early identification and management of sepsis.
This article discusses the incidence of sepsis globally and nationally, and the effects of the condition. It emphasises the early identification and effective management of sepsis, which remain crucial to improving patient outcomes such as morbidity and mortality. It also outlines the nurse's role in providing sepsis care. PMID: 29442470 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - February 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ward C, Morrell-Scott N Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Use of combined inhalers for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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 s...
Source: Nursing Standard - February 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Wilson A Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Safe transfusion of blood components.
This article outlines the clinical practice and administration required to undertake blood component transfusions safely and effectively. It also explains the rationale for checking processes, with reference to clinical guidelines. PMID: 29442472 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - February 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jones A Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Plasma transfusions prior to insertion of central lines for people with abnormal coagulation.
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 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Pich J Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Exploring the use of high-fidelity simulation training to enhance clinical skills.
This article discusses a high-fidelity simulated training session that was used to assess a group of third-year nursing students and foundation level 1 medical students. This involved the use of a patient simulator manikin in a scenario that required the collaborative management of a deteriorating patient. PMID: 29411953 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - February 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ann Kirkham L Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Supporting people who experience intimate partner violence.
Abstract Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant issue in health and social care. Nurses may encounter individuals in healthcare settings who experience IPV, and they have an important role in supporting these people by providing person-centred care. It is important that nurses understand the complex issues involved in IPV, including those related to its presentation and effects on physical and psychological health. Nurses should also be aware of factors such as lack of knowledge among healthcare professionals and the challenge for some individuals of disclosing IPV, which can affect nurses' ability to id...
Source: Nursing Standard - February 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ali P, McGarry J Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Role of central venous pressure monitoring in critical care settings.
This article explains CVP monitoring, discussing the rationale for its use, the ways CVP can be measured, and the physiological factors that can affect the reliability and validity of CVP measurement. It also discusses the complications associated with CVP monitoring and the nursing responsibilities in relation to this activity. PMID: 29384288 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - January 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Thomas Hill B Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Principles and nursing management of anticoagulation.
This article discusses the uses, modes of action and potential side effects of anticoagulants, to improve nurses' understanding and enable them to have an active role in limiting the risk of harm from these drugs. PMID: 29384289 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - January 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Gee E Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

How to undertake a nutritional assessment in adults.
Abstract RATIONALE AND KEY POINTS: Nutritional assessment in adults should begin on first contact with the patient, and is an ongoing process that can take place over several hours or days. A comprehensive nutritional assessment involves the nurse examining the patient's physical and psychological state, as well as considering any social issues that may affect their nutrition. 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: 29363889 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Johnstone CC Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Implementation of e-portfolios for the professional development of Admiral Nurses.
This article details the implementation and outcomes of this project. PMID: 29363890 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Dening KH, Holmes D, Pepper A Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Symptom management in women undergoing the menopause.
This article outlines the symptoms of the menopause and the available treatments for these, including hormone replacement therapy, non-hormonal treatments and alternative therapies, and discusses how nurses can assist women undergoing the menopause to improve their health and quality of life during this often challenging time. PMID: 29363891 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Noble N Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Health stewardship: a concept for best health outcomes.
Abstract The concept of health stewardship and responsibility for self, marks a shift from adopting a paternalistic approach to care, with decision-making the main remit of healthcare practitioners, towards encouraging and empowering individuals to take increasing responsibility for their healthcare and outcomes. The main aim of nursing is to achieve optimal health outcomes for every patient. Exploring health stewardship as a path to wellness will assist healthcare practitioners to guide patients living with a chronic disease to be as healthy as possible. PMID: 29341550 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Donnelley M Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Reflection on curative treatment versus palliation of symptoms in end of life care.
This article is a reflection on practice by a nursing student who was in the fourth year of an internship, and discusses a case study involving a woman at the end of life. It considers the approach to palliative and end of life care adopted in an oncology and haematology ward where there was a reluctance to be realistic about the limitations of treatments among some healthcare practitioners, who did not want to dispel unrealistic expectations of the patient's recovery as a result of continuing treatment. This reflection focuses on the care of a patient at the end of life and the frustration experienced by the nursing stude...
Source: Nursing Standard - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Dowling TB Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Developing the organisational culture in a healthcare setting.
This article aims to define organisational culture and explain why it is important to patients, carers and those working in healthcare environments. Organisational culture is not a new concept and the literature on the subject is well-established. However, because of the changing dynamics of the NHS, there has been a shift away from 'what' the NHS stands for, often relating to its history and rituals, to 'who' it functions for, including how healthcare professionals such as nurses can develop and drive the organisational culture. The article seeks to assist nurses in understanding the role of organisational culture, as wel...
Source: Nursing Standard - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Nightingale A Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

How to undertake a root cause analysis investigation to improve patient safety.
This article outlines the stages of the investigation process for undertaking a root cause analysis. 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: 29319273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - January 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Haxby E, Shuldham C Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Evaluating a co-facilitation approach to service user and carer involvement in undergraduate nurse education.
CONCLUSION: The involvement of service users and carers in classroom learning is meaningful and relevant to nursing students' education. The co-facilitation approach enabled them to understand the person rather than only the patient, which is essential in providing person-centred care. However, it is necessary to identify the means to support students to build resilience and maintain their learning in challenging healthcare environments. PMID: 29319274 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - January 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Felton A, Cook J, Anthony R Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Undertaking drug calculations for intravenous medicines and infusions.
This article aims to assist nurses in evaluating and improving their competence in undertaking drug calculations for the IV route. Although nurses enter the professional register with an assessed level of medicines competence, nursing is a dynamic profession and competency can decrease over time, with literature demonstrating that nurses often have suboptimal drug calculation skills. This article enables nursing students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of IV drug calculations, and registered nurses to revisit this essential nursing skill. It is necessary to enhance nurses' mathematical skills and conceptual kn...
Source: Nursing Standard - January 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Brindley J Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

How to administer an insulin injection.
Abstract RATIONALE AND KEY POINTS: Effective insulin injection technique is essential to ensure optimal management of diabetes. Those who administer insulin should understand how it works, in particular its link to blood glucose levels. PMID: 29250938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - December 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Curtis T, Moutter S Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Legal, ethical and professional aspects of duty of care for nurses.
This article examines the legal, ethical and professional aspects of duty of care, what these mean for nurses in practice, and how duty of care is intrinsically linked with standards of care and negligence. PMID: 29250939 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - December 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Dowie I Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Role of nursing leadership in providing compassionate care.
This article encourages nurses to explore the concept of leadership in the constantly changing field of health and social care. All nurses have an important role in leadership, and they should consider what type of leader they want to be and what leadership skills they might wish to develop. This article examines what leadership might involve, exploring various leadership styles and characteristics and how these could be applied in nurses' practice. A core component of nursing and nursing leadership is the ability to provide compassionate care. This could correspond with the idea of servant leadership, an approach that mov...
Source: Nursing Standard - December 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Quinn B Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures in viral encephalitis.
Abstract STATEMENT: 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 Cochran...
Source: Nursing Standard - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Rowan-Robinson K Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Assessment, care and management of patients with red eye.
This article provides an overview of the common causes of red eye encountered in general practice or an eye clinic. It discusses the nurse's role in the care and management of patients with red eye, with reference to patient assessment, the skills required to make an accurate diagnosis, treatment and health promotion. PMID: 29210535 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Watkinson S, Seewoodhary R Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

HIV and AIDS: An overview of the current issues, treatment and prevention.
This article provides an overview of the current approaches to the treatment, care and support of people living with HIV and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). It also discusses the challenges associated with HIV and AIDS that remain, HIV prevention strategies, and the nurse's role in caring for people living with HIV. It outlines the Australian partnership approach to HIV, which provides a background for reflection on the response to HIV and AIDS in the UK and worldwide. PMID: 29210536 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Standard)
Source: Nursing Standard - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Anne Crock E Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research