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Advanced airway management and drug-assisted intubation skills in an advanced critical care practitioner team

The ACCP team has developed over an 8-year period within a conglomerate of three district general hospitals (Heartlands, Goodhope and Solihull hospitals, HGS) comprising 26 critical care beds. The...

Surgical care practitioners: an audit across the surgical specialties

Surgical care practitioners (SCPs) are permanent members of the surgical team and therefore maintain service provision and provide continuity of care to the patient (Nicholas, 2010). According to the...

Perceived sleep quality: a comparison between hospital nurses and student nurses

Essentially, sleep is a neurobehavioural state and a fundamental part of human physiology that allows the brain and body to recover, improve physical and mental performance, and to prepare for another...

Hidden disability: a study of the psychosocial impact of living with pituitary conditions

The findings from this study identified that pituitary conditions can have a detrimental impact on the quality of life of patients. Key symptoms were those that affected emotional, behavioural,...

Debating the best way to compensate patients for clinical negligence PART 2

Issues discussed in the HSCC report included the impact of clinical negligence claims on patients themselves, nurses, doctors involved in a case and on the NHS generally. There was a focus on reining...

Determining death in cases of severe brain damage

There is no statutory definition of death (Grubb, et al, 2010). Generally the Triad of Bichat, which defines death as the failure of the body as an integrated system associated with the irreversible...

It's never easy to leave our comfort zone

Dolan talks about thinking of the world through the prism of another's lens. As one of the most passionate speakers around, he stresses the importance of valuing patients' time and puts the user...

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Developing therapeutic relationships with people living with HIV: exploring the nurse–patient relationship

An interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) approach was used to guide all aspects of the study design. IPA is an approach used in qualitative, experiential and psychological research, developed...

Resurrecting the ‘fourth 90’: towards a definition of health-related quality of life in HIV care

Although Lazarus et al (2016) offered a timely reminder of the role of professionals to support people living with HIV to achieve and maintain a good health-related quality of life (HRQoL), they only...

The impact of the war in Ukraine on HIV services

The war in Ukraine has inevitably led to the country's health system functioning at reduced capacity, and attacks near hospitals mean people cannot safely attend for diagnosis or treatment....

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HIV at 40: reflections on and development of interdisciplinary working in HIV care

Unusually for the profession of applied psychology, psychologists and psychological theory and knowledge were centrally involved from the outset in defining problems and shaping responses to HIV..

Debating the best way to compensate patients for clinical negligence

When viewing the recommendations, it is important to guard against a purely economic perspective of the issues. The report clearly echoes the concerns of many that something must be done about the...

Effect of music intervention in colonoscopy-naïve adults: a randomised controlled trial

In all, 337 patients were randomised: 169 to the intervention group and 168 to the control group (Figure 1). Baseline characteristics (gender, age, weight and abdominal pain) were comparable between...

Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning for advanced clinical practitioners in sexual health

As highlighted in the previous article (McPhillips and Wood, 2022) consent is critical when pursuing any sexual health examination and/or investigation. It may be given either orally, in writing or...

Acute pain assessments and records: a pilot study of digital transformation

Structured interfaces within an electronic health record, for example forms and templates, provide a method for rapid and consistent data capture by front-end users and fast mapping and manipulation...

Development of a simulation placement in a pre-registration nursing programme

‘An artificial representation of a real-world practice scenario that supports student development and assessment through experiential learning with the opportunity for repetition, feedback,...

Promoting professionalism

‘The autonomous evidence-based decision making by members of an occupation who share the same values and education.’ .

Closed safety system for administration (CSSA): proposal for a new cytotoxic chemotherapy acronym

Safe compounding of chemotherapy has historically received more attention than drug administration (Santillo et al, 2018), and guidelines for nursing safety vary considerably across Europe. Depending...

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Inequalities in cancer screening, prevention and service engagement between UK ethnic minority groups

The 2011 Census showed that 13% of the total population were classified as ‘non-white’ ethnic groups, the largest groups being Indian, Pakistani, black African, black Caribbean, Bangladeshi and...

Public information needs and attitudes regarding cancer and cancer patients in Oman: a cross-sectional survey

Studies have shown that patients with cancer deserve and wish to be given information about their disease, diagnostic tests, and the available treatment (Al Qadire, 2014; Tariman et al, 2014; Al...

Non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: the evolving treatment landscape and role of nurse specialists

Second-generation ARis offer several advantages over first-generation agents: a higher affinity for the androgen receptor; no agonistic effects; and a multimodal mechanism of action (El-Amm and...

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