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Teamwork in nursing: essential elements for practice

07 May 2019

Nursing Management


As any nurse working in the NHS knows, teamwork can be powerful. Successful teamwork can make a huge workload of unmanageable tasks manageable. However, unsuccessful...

County lines crime: what is a nurse’s role in safeguarding children?

04 March 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence and practice

Tackling county lines crime was made a priority by the UK government in 2018. Its Serious Violence Strategy defines county lines as ‘gangs and organised criminal...

How much air in an IV line is too much?

10 November 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence and practice

As nurses we are vigilant to remove air bubbles from patients’ intravenous (IV) lines, yet we have probably also all heard that ‘a little air won’t cause harm’. Is...

Administration of intravenous fluids and medicines in children and young people

04 September 2023

Nursing Children and Young People


Managing intravenous (IV) access is a standard proficiency for UK nurses, enabling them to administer IV injections and IV infusions and to manage injection...

Continuing professional development: evaluating a masterclass for band 5 children’s nurses

04 May 2021

Nursing Children and Young People


Background Continuing professional development (CPD) is an important factor in being able to recruit and retain staff. However, it is recognised that budget...