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First and foremost, patient safety

‘Each registered nurse, midwife and health visitor shall act, at all times, in such a manner as to: safeguard and promote the interests of individual patients and clients; serve the interests of...

Nursing applications in decline

A disconcerting trend within the UK's healthcare sector has recently emerged,...

Choosing a nursing path to follow

‘In Scotland there are some fantastic advances and commitments to nursing…to help attract, retain and develop the nurses we have and help them flourish’.

Career planning for the RNA: a blueprint for success

The RNA role was first introduced in 2017. Six years on, it is important to recognise that the role has developed, with the first learners joining the NMC register in 2019 and with new career...

Patient safety in the NHS: now is the time for optimism

‘It would be quite wrong to conclude that the NHS as an organisation is incapable of learning and improving, but the evidence suggests that learning generally takes a long time and that...

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Lessons from the pandemic: new approaches to learning clinical skills

University of East London faculty who were designing synchronous and asynchronous theoretical practice learning modules had to consider these modalities and how to combine them with face-to-face...

A global approach to workforce issues

‘Midwife and nurse graduates match or surpass health system demand and have the requisite knowledge, competencies and attitudes to meet national health priorities.’ .

Rethinking recovery: rehabilitation and intra-abdominal pressure management to reduce the risk of parastomal hernia

Ostomates may be distressed by the visual appearance of the hernia, compounding the body image issues associated with having a stoma. The bulging also creates an uneven abdominal surface, making it...

Parastomal hernia: an overview

For this overview, the authors wanted to analyse the incidence of PH, aetiology, prevention and conservative treatment. A further aim was to evaluate the impact of PH on QoL. In both cases, the aim...

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A positive influence on stoma care practice

The importance of nurse education cannot be underestimated in the current NHS climate. The declining numbers of senior, experienced nurses in the NHS leaves a deficit in the availability of role...

An exercise project to prevent parastomal hernia and promote patient health

A parastomal hernia is defined as a protrusion through the abdominal wall defect created during stoma-forming surgery. They range in size from a small asymptomatic bulge to a large complicated mass...

Innovation and digital nursing: providing continuity in stoma care to patients during the pandemic

Our nursing team has developed and implemented processes around the use of digital technologies and remote working in stoma and pouch care, including virtual clinics, a digital advice line, remote...

The role of the clinical nurse specialist in stoma care: a scoping review

Defining the stoma care CNS role is difficult because of the number and variety of activities that are undertaken and the rapid way in which nursing roles evolve..

Delivering men's health

There is a need for nurses and other health and care professionals to develop a greater knowledge and awareness of the needs of men and boys so as to improve assessment and treatment. Men and boys...

Professional identity in nursing

Registered nurses are the largest group of health professionals globally, playing an essential role in the delivery of quality healthcare. Nursing has evolved over time, with the responsibilities of...

Improving knowledge of continence care to prevent skin damage associated with incontinence

This improvement programme was deemed exempt from ethics review according to local Trust policy.

Improving patients' bladder and bowel dysfunction assessments

Already established training was increased. Bespoke and accessible training sessions across the city were offered, along with continuing daily support offered to staff across the directorate at their...

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The vascular system and associated disorders

Blood vessels are often described as channels that carry blood throughout the body, forming a closed circuit that begins and ends at the heart. Blood travels through the blood vessels following a...

Importance of timely administration of dopaminergic medications to improve Parkinson's patients' clinical outcomes

Parkinson's was first described as the ‘shaking palsy’ and in the 1870s was named Parkinson's in honour of James Parkinson who was responsible for distinguishing Parkinson's from other diseases...

Reducing missed medications in surgical patients

To investigate whether an elective general surgical patient had missed a dose of their regular medication, the authors looked at the patient's electronic prescribing record (Electronic Prescribing and...

Developing anti-racist undergraduate nursing education: themes and action

In 1950, UNESCO published a controversial Statement on Race, which declared that there was no such thing as biological race. This is supported by Golash-Boza (2016), who described ‘race’ as a social...

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