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Neurovascular assessment

18 July 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The ability to carry out a neurovascular assessment on a patient’s limb is an important skill for all registered nurses. All nurses, whether working in primary or...

Do emergency nurse practitioners provide adequate documentation?

02 July 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Documentation in healthcare services is important but often lacks detail. This article describes a pilot study of whether staff who have completed an emergency nurse...

Documentation in nursing practice

20 April 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Accurate documentation is essential to maintain continuity and inform health professionals of ongoing care and treatment. It also provides legal evidence. This...

Advance care planning in a community setting

04 February 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate the effects of implementing an advance care planning process within pilot sites in North Ayrshire in 2010, focusing on people with palliative care...

Recording violent incidents in the emergency department

14 March 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Aim To evaluate the quality of record-keeping by nursing staff after violent incidents in one emergency department in the UK. Method This study was undertaken...

Improving clinical handover in emergency departments

08 April 2011

Emergency Nurse


The diverse health needs of patients presenting to emergency department (EDs) are such that precise handovers between staff are critical to ensure all aspects of...

Patient safety and hydration in the care of older people

29 April 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Ensuring patients are adequately hydrated is a fundamental part of nursing care, however, it is clear from the literature that dehydration remains a significant...

Preventing transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease

29 July 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses have a key role in ensuring that patients receive the right blood at the right time. This article discusses the importance of giving irradiated blood...

Methodological tools for the collection and analysis of participant observation data using grounded theory

26 November 2014

Nurse Researcher

Methodological decision making

Aim To give clarity to the analysis of participant observation in nursing when implementing the grounded theory method. Background Participant observation (PO) is a...

Documentation and record-keeping in pressure ulcer management

06 May 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

National and international guidelines recommend the use of clinical assessments and interventions to prevent pressure-related skin damage. This includes the...