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After action reviews: a new model for learning

02 June 2009

Emergency Nurse


University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to developing a learning culture for its staff and, to achieve this, the organisation recently...

Going the extra mile: health care for marathon runners

01 May 2010

Emergency Nurse


At last year’s London Marathon, St John Ambulance (SJA) volunteers treated almost 6,200 casualties from among more than 35,000 runners. In this article, emergency...

Breast cancer: What are the issues for young women?

01 November 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice


A diagnosis of breast cancer is a potentially traumatic experience at any age. Younger women with breast cancer are often at a high risk of emotional distress. There...

Evaluation of the Good Life Festival: a model for co-produced dementia events

05 March 2018

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

This article presents an evaluation of the Good Life Festival, an event co-produced by people living with dementia, Salford University Dementia Institute,...

Promoting patient involvement in safety initiatives

01 April 2011

Nursing Management


Between 300,000 and 1.4 million adverse events occur each year in the NHS, and about half of those that occur in inpatient settings are preventable (Department of...

Preventing extravasation injuries in neonates

01 October 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Sick and preterm neonates are particularly vulnerable to extravasation injury but many of these injuries could be prevented if a ‘hyper-vigilant’ approach to...

Approaches to patient education in managing adverse events of ipilimumab

11 April 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Malignant melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer. Patients with advanced disease have historically poor survival rates and limited treatment choices with...

Why novel treatments require changes in disease management

11 October 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

This article discusses the implications of introducing novel treatments into clinical practice. It uses, as an example, immunotherapy with ipilimumab for the...

Comparison of ready-to-use and vial infusions of zoledronic acid

01 June 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & science

Aim To compare the ready-to-use and vial formulations of zoledronic acid in terms of the time taken to prepare, check and administer the infusion in nurse-led...

Restraint and never events: an opportunity for change

01 September 2011

Mental Health Practice


In light of the decision by the Department of Health (DH) to exclude serious injury or death by physical restraint from the list of ‘never events’, it is clear that...