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Nurse-led implementation of a ventilator-associated pneumonia care bundle in a children’s critical care unit

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the leading cause of death with hospital-acquired infections, and preventing it is one of the Saving Lives initiatives...

Open AccessIdentifying and managing patients with delirium in acute care settings

29 October 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Delirium is an acute medical emergency affecting about one in eight acute hospital inpatients. It is associated with poor outcomes, is more prevalent in older people...

Improving management of sepsis in the community

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Pathological changes in the circulation reduce the blood supply...

Developing nursing care plans

24 February 2016

Nursing Standard


This article aims to enhance nurses’ understanding of nursing care plans, reflecting on the past, present and future use of care planning. This involves...

Preventing pressure ulcers in patients in intensive care

25 February 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the prevention and management of pressure ulcers in intensive care. It outlines a service improvement project conducted in the intensive care...