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Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Nursing studies

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

Helping students anticipate and escape volatile situations with patients

Opioids: when should you use them and what are the risks for patients?

The medications are used for managing acute pain but can cause side effects and addiction

Coping with patient death: preparing for your clinical placement

We answer some common questions on care after death and supporting families

What is a nurse paramedic and could this master’s-level role suit you?

A new course integrates the two professions, allowing graduates to forge a new career path

What are e-PADs and how can I get the most out of them on placement?

The pros and cons of electronic practice assessment documents, plus tips from fellow students

Reasonable adjustments: what do I need to know and how can I adapt my practice?

How to ensure nursing care is person-centred and equally accessible to every individual

Clinical placements

What to expect from a clinical placement in a care home

Seize the chance to develop skills in person-centred care for people with complex needs

What to expect from a placement in social care

You’ll learn core skills in a nurse-led environment and support people in the community

Difficult placements: coping with a hostile practice assessor

What to do if you feel unsupported or risk not qualifying due to placement problems

Student placement

What is supernumerary status and why does it need protecting?

With placements disrupted by the pandemic, some view students’ special status as under threat

What to expect from a clinical placement in a prison: tips from a nursing student

How the reality of prison healthcare challenged my preconceived ideas

Your first patient death: how to cope and what it teaches you about end of life care

A student explains what she learned from the death of a patient during a placement

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