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Assessing students’ clinical performance

19 August 1998

Nursing Standard


Nurse educators need objective and relevant tools for measuring students’ clinical performance. The challenge is to combine sound historical initiatives with...

Identifying best practice principles of audit in health care

14 April 2010

Nursing Standard


Audit is recognised as a crucial component of improving the quality of patient care. Examples include giving patients safe, reliable and dignified care, enhancing...

Achieving quality assurance through clinical audit

01 June 2010

Nursing Management


Audit is a crucial component of improvements to the quality of patient care. Clinical audits are undertaken to help ensure that patients can be given safe, reliable...

The management of caseloads in district nursing services

30 May 2012

Primary Health Care


Working in the community requires an additional set of skills from working in the acute sector and caseload management is a vital component of the district nurse...

Ankylosing spondylitis: diagnosis and management

18 December 2013

Nursing Standard


This article provides an overview of ankylosing spondylitis, including signs and symptoms, diagnosis and management. The article focuses on the difficulties and...

Managing irritable bowel syndrome in children

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common cause of non-organic recurrent abdominal pain in children. IBS is a clinical diagnosis, which is based on the Rome...

Diagnosis of dementia

24 June 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There are two stages to making a diagnosis of dementia: establishing the presence of a dementia syndrome and determining the likely cause. Dementia should be...

Assessment and management of patients with tibial plateau fractures in emergency departments

01 October 2019

Emergency Nurse


Tibial plateau fractures are complex injuries and relatively common presentations in emergency departments (EDs), yet the diagnosis is not always obvious. Patients...