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Cuts to nursing student placements ‘ridiculously stressful’

Students at Birmingham City University talk of their struggle to make up the required hours

Strike action: some nurses claim RCN postal ballot never arrived

More than 96% of members at one trust in favour but were eight votes shy of 50% threshold

Lucy Letby

Lucy Letby: colleague who had ‘sleepless nights’ recalls odd rash on Child D

Paediatrician confirmed ‘full house’ of indicators that baby had been injected with air

Nurse on march for pay holds RCN placard calling for fair pay for nursing

NHS strike action: why nurses say it’s now time they put themselves first

Nurses quick to react to RCN announcement of the biggest strike in NHS history

Nurses will strike: NHS faces biggest walk out in its history as RCN members vote yes

Most NHS employers face mass winter walk outs over poor pay and patient safety concerns

Lucy Letby ‘told off’ colleague who called for help when baby’s oxygen levels dropped

Neonatal assistant was shocked that her request for extra help was questioned

Evidence and Practice

Benefits of a collaborative approach to service evaluation in urgent care

Why you should read this article: • To recognise that collaboration and service evaluation...

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children who present with stridor

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children who present with stridor

Stridor indicates partial upper airway obstruction and requires prompt medical assessment

Accidental hypothermia: pathophysiology, investigations and management

Accidental hypothermia: pathophysiology, investigations and management

Increase your awareness of the range of rewarming techniques used in accidental hypothermia

Investigating the link between organisational justice, positive organisational behaviour and productivity in emergency nurses

Links between organisational justice, positive organisational behaviour and productivity

How organisational justice can be linked to improve productivity in emergency nurses

Comparing the hair apposition technique with traditional closure in scalp lacerations: a literature review

Comparing the hair apposition technique with traditional closure in scalp lacerations

A literature review of the clinical outcomes for patients with scalp lacerations using HAT

What is the Sepsis Six tool and how and when should I use it?

Implementation of the protocol, updates and other guidance for nurses to consider

Features

Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

Sleep deprived? How to get a good rest, whatever your shift pattern

Find out what aids good sleep, whether you’re working nights or days

Challenging clinical decisions: how to raise concerns about care

It can be difficult to question senior colleagues. Find out how to do it well

Free

Gloves off: how to implement greener infection control with one small change

RCN Nursing Award winner Robert Vicente’s tips on cutting waste while maintaining safety

When patients withhold facts: how to spot untruths and encourage openness

‘White lies’ can jeopardise care, but they may just be a way to avoid judgement

Free

Advance care planning: my tips for supporting patients in end of life decision-making

Our 2022 Patient’s Choice Award winner champions choice and communication to empower patients

Opinion

How I tackled poor fluid balance monitoring to improve patient outcomes

Emergency department sister Gemma Gessey’s improvement project made significant change

We can’t rebuild health services without it – so who’s focusing on staff well-being?

Shortages and pandemic pressures have caused high rates of mental ill-health among nurses

Language tests for overseas nurses: how are the rules changing?

What the NMC’s new requirements will mean for internationally-trained staff

Students

Welcome to your placement: how a ‘hello’ pack can help students feel at home

A nurse explains her idea to improve the learning experience for students and the team

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

What is breakaway training and why do nursing students need it?

Helping students anticipate and escape volatile situations with patients

Careers

What does an occupational health nurse do and could it be the role for me?

Find out about a varied career that can be in the NHS or anywhere in the world of work

Having trouble accessing clinical supervision? You’re not alone

How to overcome the barriers to supervision and help maintain a healthy workforce

Becoming a leader: what I’ve learned about making change happen

Tips on effective leadership from a nurse who had ‘no plan B’ but challenged herself

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