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Understanding the principles and aims of intravenous fluid therapy (2020)
Journal Article
Guest, M. (2020). Understanding the principles and aims of intravenous fluid therapy. Nursing standard, 35(2), 75-82. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2020.e11459

A balance between the volume of fluid taken in by the human body, and the volume of fluid excreted, is essential for life. Body fluid balance, which is maintained via various homeostatic mechanisms, can be disrupted by injury or disease. Prompt actio... Read More about Understanding the principles and aims of intravenous fluid therapy.

Patient transfer from the intensive care unit to a general ward (2017)
Journal Article
Guest, M. (2017). Patient transfer from the intensive care unit to a general ward. Nursing standard, 32(10), 45-51. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2017.e10670

The transfer of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a general ward can present several challenges for nurses. Such patients are at high risk of adverse outcomes, including readmission to the ICU, and increased nosocomial infections and mor... Read More about Patient transfer from the intensive care unit to a general ward.

How to introduce yourself to patients (2016)
Journal Article
Guest, M. (2016). How to introduce yourself to patients. Nursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing, 30(41), 36-38. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.30.41.36.s43

Rationale and key points This article explores the process of introducing yourself to patients. This is an essential interaction because it forms the basis of the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship. Effective communication skills are essential to... Read More about How to introduce yourself to patients.

How to inform relatives and loved ones of a patient's death (2016)
Journal Article
Guest, M. (2016). How to inform relatives and loved ones of a patient's death. Nursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing, 30(34), 36-38. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.30.34.36.s45

Rationale and key points ▶ Informing relatives and loved ones of a patient's death is a sensitive and often stressful task frequently undertaken by nurses. ▶ Effective communication skills and demonstrating compassion are essential when informing rel... Read More about How to inform relatives and loved ones of a patient's death.