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Development of clinical skills: The contribution of peer learning

01 October 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The closure of residential homes for service users over recent decades has reduced opportunities for learning disability nursing students to practise their clinical...

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,...

Assessing registered nurses’ clinical skills in orthopaedics

27 June 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

The aim of this article is to explore the views of registered nurses undertaking the new Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), incorporating an...

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...

Nasogastric tube insertion in adults who require enteral feeding

13 June 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, part of Nursing Standard’s clinical skills series, describes the process of inserting a nasogastric tube in adults for enteral feeding. The article...

Monitoring and recording patients’ neurological observations

14 November 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides a detailed account of how to monitor and record neurological observations. It outlines the importance of neurological observations in acutely...
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