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Bed bathing patients in hospital

30 April 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There are a number of circumstances that may affect an individual’s ability to maintain personal hygiene. Hospitalised patients, and in particular those who are...

Using an aseptic technique to reduce the risk of infection

01 August 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

It is essential that nurses recognise the consequences of patients acquiring a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI). This article outlines how handwashing...

Reel times in A&E

06 June 2006

Nursing Standard


Nurses in one A&E department are relishing working with the BBC. The fly-on-the-wall television will accurately represent the unit’s work.

Resisting the ritual

26 April 2011

Nursing Standard


People with obsessive compulsive disorder are plagued with repetitive, intrusive thoughts. But with increasing access to cognitive behavioural therapy, treatment is...

Use of closed cannulae in peripheral intravenous cannulation

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Undertaking peripheral intravenous (IV) cannulations and the management of cannulae are associated with the risk of blood leakage or spillage and blood exposure....