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  • 17 Nov 2017

    Creating a Strategic Focus to Support the Prevention of Infection

    Publication Code : 006602

    This statement outlines the RCN’s position on priorities for action to support improvements in the preventing infection within health and care settings to accompany revision of the UK strategy on antimicrobial resistance.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Essential Practice for Infection Prevention and Control

    Publication Code : 005940

    The prevention and management of infection is the responsibility of all staff working in health and social care and is an integral element of patient safety programmes. This updated publication provides important information and guidance on the essential principles of infection prevention and control and highlights why other issues, such as nutrition and hydration, should be viewed as an essential complementary component of nursing practice.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    IPC. Information and learning resources for health care staff

    Publication Code : 005499

    Infection prevention and control (IPC) practice is an essential component of health and social care, and policy and guidance is constantly evolving. Research helps to inform the evidence base for this important area of nursing practice. This resource gives you guidance on how to search and find the relevant evidence-based information and guidance you may require to help keep your infection prevention knowledge and practice up-to-date.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Meeting and influencing your MP: a toolkit

    Publication Code : 006495

    This toolkit is designed as a practical guide to help you talk to your MP. It has all the information you need to contact them and prepare for a meeting, along with some top tips on developing the relationship.

  • 10 Nov 2017

    RCN Position Statement on Domestic Abuse

    Publication Code : 006587

    This statement sets out the RCN's position on domestic abuse. It defines domestic abuse and summarises the College's actions and commitments in this area.

  • 9 Nov 2017

    Clinical Nurse Specialist in Early Pregnancy Care

    Publication Code : 006394

    The role of the clinical nurse specialist in early pregnancy care is intended to enhance the care for women who may be concerned about a complication in early pregnancy. This document outlines the key skills and knowledge required to develop the role of this specialist nurse/midwife and should provide clear direction for commissioners and managers when creating roles to support best practice in local service provision for women and their families.

  • 6 Nov 2017

    Eyes Right!

    Publication Code : 006509

    A guide for all non-ophthalmic nursing staff in adult care settings, ranging from non-ophthalmic hospital settings to residential and nursing homes. Developed following a review of research literature and in conjunction with the advice of the RCN Ophthalmic Forum.

  • 3 Nov 2017

    Managing Unacceptable Behaviour

    Publication Code : 006272

    This new publication outlines how RCN staff, reps and members should approach working with each other. It highlights what steps will be taken when the standards aren’t met; provides guidance for reps who are subjected to unacceptable behaviour; and outlines what support is available to them.

  • 3 Nov 2017

    Understanding Benchmarking

    Publication Code : 006333

    Updated guidance that explains the advantages of benchmarking, provides a model of benchmarking to help get you started and includes an example of benchmarking in practice.

  • 26 Oct 2017

    RCN Policy Position on Language Testing and Response to the NMC's New Guidance

    Publication Code : 006508

    This submission includes a comprehensive RCN position statement on language testing, our view on the present use of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and recommendations for future change.

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