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Routes to success secondments and cadet courses are offering innovative

03 January 2006

Nursing Standard

General article

New routes into nursing are enticing more people into the profession.

Routes to success

14 December 2005

Nursing Standard

Feature

New routes into nursing are enticing more people into the profession.

Life or death decisions

09 July 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

So far, most cases of ‘swine flu’ have been mild, but healthcare professionals have been warned against complacency. If the flu pandemic becomes serious, a...

High impact interventions to control infection

05 March 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

High impact interventions can be undertaken to improve, and to monitor the effectiveness of, infection control procedures in emergency departments (EDs). Any member...

Unscheduled care: learning from video-recorded consultations

01 September 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

One aspect of the implementation of patient-centred care is the improvement of consultations between service users and practitioners, and this can be done through...

The nurse’s role in HIFU therapy for prostate cancer

01 September 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

The efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as a minimally invasive therapy for the treatment of localised prostate cancers has been demonstrated over...

Administration of cetuximab in managing colorectal cancer

01 May 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

This article outlines the management strategy for the administration of the new anti-cancer drug cetuximab (Erbitux) in this case to private patients in Dorset using...

How support staff can be helped to challenge unacceptable practice

03 February 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) play an increasingly important role in the provision of patient care and are well-placed to witness and challenge poor practice, yet...

Socialisation of seconded healthcare assistants

01 November 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To compare the clinical practice experiences of seconded healthcare assistants (HCAs) with four major socialisation concepts. Method The sample was comprised of...

Developing a foundation apprenticeship in care

11 October 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the development of a foundation apprenticeship in care at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The benefits for recruitment and...