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Numeracy in Nursing and Healthcare: Calculations and Practice

01 June 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

Book Review

CALCULATION BOOKS can be dry and uninspiring, but not this one – it is excellent.

Independent and supplementary prescribing

01 December 2010

Nursing Older People

Book Review

THIS IS the prescribing book that everyone has been waiting for. The updated second edition boasts a distinguished list of chapter authors who have produced a...

Use of hypodermoclysis to manage dehydration

01 June 2011

Nursing Older People

Feature

Older people, particularly those who are frail, are vulnerable to dehydration. Management of dehydration in older people can be more complex than in younger adults...

High dependency nursing care

01 March 2010

Nursing Older People

Book Review

CARE OF acutely ill ward patients, particularly those patients in need of level 2 critical care, is the focus of this text. The authors have included the contexts of...

Legal and professional aspects of intravenous therapy

09 October 1996

Nursing Standard

RCN continuing education

Aim and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to offer the reader an overview of the professional and legal issues surrounding intravenous (IV)...

Intravenous therapy:the legal and professional aspects of practice

28 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article provides an overview of the legal and professional aspects of intravenous (IV) therapy practice in the UK. Key principles of practice will be reviewed...

Central venous pressure monitoring in clinical practice

30 March 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article provides an overview of central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring in clinical practice. It explores the underpinning anatomy and physiology, as well as...

Reducing infection associated with central venous access devices

17 May 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Catheter-related bloodstream infection is a recognised complication associated with central venous access devices, and increases patient morbidity and mortality. The...

How to remove a pulmonary artery catheter

24 February 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to undertake the removal of pulmonary artery (PA) catheters in a safe manner. ▶ PA catheter removal is...

Vascular access: a guide to peripheral venous cannulation

17 August 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of the knowledge and skills required for peripheral venous cannulation, including anatomy and physiology, psychology, consent, vein...