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Patient transfer from the intensive care unit to a general ward

01 November 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

The transfer of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a general ward can present several challenges for nurses. Such patients are at high risk of adverse...

How to inform relatives and loved ones of a patient’s death

20 April 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points▶ Informing relatives and loved ones of a patient’s death is a sensitive and often stressful task frequently undertaken by nurses.▶ Effective...

How to introduce yourself to patients

08 June 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article explores the process of introducing yourself to patients. This is an essential interaction because it forms the basis of the...

Understanding the principles and aims of intravenous fluid therapy

27 January 2020

Nursing Standard

cardiorespiratory

A balance between the volume of fluid taken in by the human body, and the volume of fluid excreted, is essential for life. Body fluid balance, which is maintained...