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Making sure all nurses understand the needs of clients

02 February 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

In recent years learning disability nurses have had to demonstrate the viability of their profession and ensure that they are viewed as fit for purpose. They are...

Non-technical skills required to recognise and escalate patient deterioration in acute hospital settings

02 May 2018

Nursing Management

Literature review

Recognising patient deterioration is a vital nursing role. Observation based on vital signs and early warning scores are mandatory for all adult patients in acute...

Safeguarding of vulnerable adults training: assessing the effect of continuing professional development

13 September 2018

Nursing Management

evidence and practice

Aim This article provides an insight into the effect of safeguarding of vulnerable adults continuing professional development (SOVA-CPD) training for nurses. Method...

Exploring the characteristics of effective communicators in healthcare

07 September 2018

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

Nurses require effective communication and interpersonal skills to provide optimal care, and to ensure that patients and their families and carers have a positive...