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Skill analysis

03 July 2012

Nursing Standard

Learning zone practice profile

Sometimes it is difficult to describe what you do as a nurse and how you practise nursing, even to other nurses. However, by naming a practice skill and describing...

Ascites

28 May 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Ascites is the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. It can be caused by liver disease, tuberculosis, peritoneal infection, pancreatic disease and...

Situation awareness

08 March 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice? The CPD article discussed situation awareness,...

Preventing CAUTIs

14 September 2016

Nursing Standard

Revalidation

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice? The article discussed the symptoms of...

Blood glucose and stroke

27 August 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

I work in an emergency assessment unit, and have worked in several stroke units. Reading the CPD article updated my knowledge of the care of patients who have had a...

Record-keeping and documentation

10 December 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

A patient’s notes, assessments, care plans and letters are all evidence of the care and treatment they received. This CPD article highlighted how patient records are...

Self-management of incurable conditions

13 October 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

For the past four years I have worked in a hospice, where I look after patients with life-limiting conditions. We accept patients for terminal care, symptom...

Care after death

01 December 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

As a staff nurse working in a hospice, I often care for patients who have died and provide after care for their families.

Patient history taking

24 October 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Reading the learning zone article on taking a patient history encouraged me to reflect on this core clinical skill. I have worked in a variety of different areas of...

Skill analysis

27 June 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Sometimes it is difficult to describe what you do as a nurse and how you practise nursing, even to other nurses. However, by naming a practice skill and describing...