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PGDs have their place, but individual care is preferred

31 August 2010

Nursing Standard


Patient group directions (PGDs) have a place in the management of patients (letters August 11), but their use is not appropriate in all areas of care.

Numeracy and patient safety: the need for regular staff assessment

10 March 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The ability to perform calculations competently is a basic requirement for all nurses. Calculations are used in everyday tasks such as working out drug doses, body...

Improving the numeracy skills of nurse prescribers

21 March 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

With the expansion of nurse prescribing to include the whole British National Formulary, it is essential that all prescribing nurses can accurately calculate and...

An evaluation of an online numeracy assessment tool

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art &science

Aim To evaluate users’ perceptions of an online numeracy assessment tool in terms of improving their numeracy and confidence in mathematical calculation. Method A...