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ReSPECT - the emergency care planning tool

15 June 2017

Emergency Nurse

Clinical update

Essential facts The Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) creates recommendations for a person’s clinical care in a future emergency...

Professionalism

15 June 2017

Emergency Nurse

Policy briefing

Essential facts Helping nurses provide the best care possible is at the heart of new guidance on professionalism from the Nursing and Midwifery...

Process for older people attending urgent care services streamlined

08 February 2016

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

FASTER ACCESS to specialist care for frail older patients at a Kent emergency department (ED) has cut how long they spend in hospital.

Responding to a request to hasten death

10 February 2017

Emergency Nurse

Policy briefing

Essential facts Intense media interest and a number of high-profile court cases have kept debate about assisted suicide in the public eye.

Infusion therapy

10 February 2017

Emergency Nurse

Clinical update

Essential facts Many patients admitted to hospital or receiving care in other settings, including their own homes, are recipients of one or more...

Patients with Parkinson’s cannot access nurse specialists

30 August 2016

Nursing Older People

News

While most people with Parkinson’s disease have specialist nurses, many struggle to access them between appointments, according to a national survey.

GP services and care homes

31 May 2017

Nursing Older People

Policy briefing

Essential facts Improving how GPs and care home staff work together is essential if residents are to receive more timely care, according to...

Delirium: spotting the signs at home

25 October 2017

Nursing Standard

Feature

Up to 30% of patients on medical wards, up to 50% of surgical patients and around 14% of care home residents are believed...

NICE quality standard on suspected cancer

11 April 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Policy briefing

Essential informationPicture credit: SPL Nurses must encourage patients with suspected cancer to attend tests to improve early diagnosis rates, says official guidance from...

Walks boost quality of life in people with advanced cancer

08 March 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

News

A nurse-led study suggests that encouraging walking among patients with advanced cancer could lead to improvements in their quality of life.