Nursing in Practice launches Nursing in Practice Reference, a new resource for nurses that allows them to check symptoms and decide on next steps to take during consultations.
Nursing in Practice Reference is a free searchable tool, with details on 140 symptoms commonly seen in primary care. It has been designed by GPs and adapted by nurses to be used within consultations or as a learning resource.
The tool has been launched alongside Pulse Reference, and is based on the best-selling Symptom Sorter book, written by Pulse’s clinical adviser Dr Keith Hopcroft and Dr Vincent Forte. It has been further adapted by primary care nurse and editorial advisor for Nursing in Practice, Marilyn Eveleigh, to make it more relevant for the nursing profession.
It presents a range of symptoms commonly seen by nurses, along with red flags and top tips. It is free for all general practice nurses and community nurses to use, and will be kept updated as information changes.
Gemma Collins, Nursing in Practice’s director of content and editorial, said: ‘We hope that this new service will be invaluable for nurses working in primary care. It’s a great development for Nursing in Practice and is a unique tool.’
Carolyn Scott, editor of Nursing in Practice, added: ‘We hope that Nursing in Practice Reference will be an incredibly useful resource to make your working day just a little bit easier. Please take a look and add the site to your favourites to support you in your practice.’
This follows the launch of Pulse Reference in September.
The experts behind Nursing in Practice Reference:
Dr Keith Hopcroft is the co-author of Symptom Sorter and has been Pulse’s editorial advisor for more than 15 years. He is a GP in Basildon, Essex, an associate trainer and medical writer and columnist.
Marilyn Eveleigh is a primary care nurse and editorial advisor for Nursing in Practice. She is the former head of clinical quality and risk and lead nurse at NHS Brighton and Hove and is an independent trainer and consultant for quality and patient safety. She works as a primary care nurse in East Sussex.