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A future for critical care education

10 July 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the development and implementation of a BSc(Hons) programme in critical care practice and the new English National Board D14 award,...

Pain assessment and management in paediatric intensive care: Part 1

01 June 2001

Paediatric Nursing


Provision of effective pain management for children is widely recognised as a challenging aspect of nursing (Gibson and Llewellyn 1997). There is an increasing body...

Supporting patients recovering after discharge from critical care

01 February 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Cancer patients who survive a stay in critical care have unique needs in the recovery period as a result of possible ongoing treatment and the effects of the...

Care of patients undergoing weaning from mechanical ventilation in critical care

22 November 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

There are several reasons why mechanical ventilation – the use of an artificial device to assist a patient to breathe – may be initiated, for example to enable...

‘Care in the air’: the role of in-flight staff

09 March 2012

Emergency Nurse


In-flight nursing offers emergency and intensive care nurses unique opportunities to enhance their knowledge and apply what they learn to their practice in the NHS....

Open AccessPO02 – Clinical profile of children admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit due to acute clinical deterioration

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Intensive care Background: There has been an increased number of critically ill patients admitted to paediatric departments. Only a few studies have described...

Methodological and ethical challenges in investigating the safety of medication administration

15 July 2011

Nurse Researcher


Aim The aim of this article is to highlight some of the methodological and ethical challenges that the researcher faced when conducting a study of the safety of...

Positioning critically ill patients in hospital

29 June 2005

Nursing Standard


Although moving and handling is an important aspect of nurse training, the emphasis is often more on the health and safety of the nurse than on the importance of the...

Assessing acutely ill patients on general wards

07 August 2002

Nursing Standard


The recent increase in demand for intensive care facilities has resulted in a growing number of patients experiencing periods of critical illness in acute ward areas...

Management of faecal incontinence in acutely ill patients

02 February 2011

Nursing Standard


Faecal incontinence is common in acutely ill patients, and has many predisposing factors. It is important that nursing staff understand the process of normal...