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Supporting clinical skills developments

12 May 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The provision of clinical skills facilities in nursing and medical education centres has become more common (Bradley and Postlethwaite 2003, Ker et al 2003, Scott...

How to perform a urinalysis

09 September 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to undertake a urinalysis in a safe, timely, effective and patient-centred manner, ensuring privacy and...

How to perform respiratory assessment

14 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article aims to assist practitioners to perform a respiratory assessment.▶ A logical and structured approach to respiratory assessment,...

Comparing roles: senior nurses and modern matrons

01 May 2007

Nursing Management

Leadership

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP is key to the delivery of better healthcare services for the people of Scotland (Scottish Executive Health Department 2005).

How to remove a chest drain

07 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to undertake the removal of a chest drain in a safe, effective and patient-centred manner. This procedure...

How to use a self-inflating bag and face mask

06 January 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to open and maintain an adult’s airway while providing breaths using a self-inflating bag and face mask....

How to administer intramuscular injections

21 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to administer intramuscular injections in a safe, effective and patient-centred manner. Following...

Preparing to take objective structured clinical examinations

28 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The key to passing an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is adequate preparation and practice. Nursing or midwifery students need to prepare themselves...

Clinical supervision: mental health nurses’ views

01 December 1998

Mental Health Practice

Clinical

Though clinical supervision is currently being widely debated in mental health nursing (Department of Health 1994a, Ritchie et al 1994, UKCC 1996), it remains a...

How to suction via a tracheostomy

09 March 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points Patients with a tracheostomy tube may be unable to cough adequately to expel pulmonary secretions. Therefore, tracheal suction is essential...