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We need political awareness

25 October 2017

Nursing Standard


I was so pleased to read your article Undergrads and registrants should show a united front (student life, 18 October). Nursing students and nurses need to be in...

Injuries from chemical weapons

30 January 1991

Nursing Standard

Supplement crisis in the gulf

The National Poisons Information Service is part of the National Poisons Unit which provides information and advice, laboratory and clinical services to doctors and...

Will nurses from the European Union be tested on their English?

10 September 2014

Nursing Standard


I have read about the forthcoming changes to the assessment of nurses wishing to work in the UK, specifically that nurses from outside the European Economic Area...

Women who miscarry need to be looked after by skilled nurses

29 August 2012

Nursing Standard


When working as a midwife in Nigeria I encountered many women who had miscarried, so I was interested to read staff nurse Rachel Evans’s article, ‘Emotional care for...

Pre- and post-operative management

01 June 1990

Paediatric Nursing

Surgical nursing

Caring for children who are to undergo surgery requires teamwork, and co-ordination. Much has been written about good practice - the recent booklet produced by Astra...

Targeted management: an effective management training package

01 January 1990

Nursing Management


Towards the end of 1986, discussions took place between Senior Fellow of the Institute, Peter Wood and Len Peach, the Chief Executive of the NHS Management Board. Mr...

Perceived barriers to pain management

10 February 2009

Emergency Nurse


Comprehensive pain management remains an elusive goal for healthcare practitioners, despite attempts to address suboptimal use of anal-gesia, or oligoanalgesia,...

Barriers to pain management in emergency departments

01 February 2008

Emergency Nurse


Research shows that pain is the primary issue for more than 70 per cent of patients who present at emergency departments (EDs) (Tanabe and Buschmann 1999,...

Reducing waste in the NHS: an overview of the literature and challenges for the nursing profession

01 July 2016

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

Waste in the NHS is estimated to account for 20% of health expenditure. This article examines the literature on reducing waste, analyses some approaches to waste...

Tuberculosis:clinical features, diagnosis and management

14 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Art &Science

This article presents an overview of tuberculosis and includes general information on the disease, signs, symptoms and diagnosis, up-todate statistics and the...