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Wound Care Alliance UK (WCAUK) is undertaking a scoping exercise regarding pressure ulcers in response to questions from WCAUK members. The questionnaire has been developed with master's students at...

Is there a perceived tribal culture within the nursing profession?

To address the NHS provider service, the nursing profession is expected to cope with additional demands due to the change in demographics, an ageing society, and the prevalence of long-term disorders...

Using a prognostic medical device for early identification of pressure ulcers: protocol for study design

Designing a randomised trial to ascertain whether a medical device reduces the incidence of PUs through earlier adoption of preventive measures is challenging. This is largely because there is...

Skin integrity preservation using a nurse-constructed silicone adhesive Foley catheter

The prevalence of indwelling urinary catheters in critical care units is considerably higher than the overall reported hospital-wide rates (Gray, 2010). Patients in the ICU frequently need catheters...

A clinical observational case series evaluation of a superabsorbent dressing on exudating wounds

In clinical settings, in the experience of this author and others (World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS), 2019), exudate is often referred to as ‘wound fluid’ or ‘wound drainage’. More...

The QNI: fostering excellence

The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI), established in 1887 during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, was originally named in her honour. Since its inception it has had a royal patron, although not always...

Virtual placements in nursing education

Virtual placements are virtual clinical placements that use simulation technology to provide nursing students with practical experience in a safe and controlled environment. Students interact with...

Public toilets and their potential impact on an individual's health

In Western societies, it is embedded in the culture that elimination of bodily waste is a private matter that should be done in a secretive manner within formal facilities (Mitteness and Barker,...

Comparison of first-year nursing students' GAD-7 scores: a pilot study focusing on Generation Z

This study aimed to assess self-reported anxiety levels in first-year undergraduate nursing students prior to or at the start of their first post-pandemic placement..

How nurses can apply spiritual care to improve the daily lives of people with learning disabilities and their families

This article focuses on the learning disabilities population, who continue to experience various ethical violations (Doody and Noonan, 2016). It was pertinent to critique the methods used and...

Leading and managing a multidisciplinary team in health and social care: a critical and personal reflection

Accountability in nursing leadership and management refers to the willingness of nurses to accept responsibility for their actions (Harrison, 2018). Accountability is a key principle of nursing and...

Heart failure patients' experiences of telerehabilitation

Heart failure guidelines (NICE, 2018; Tsutsui et al, 2021; Heidenreich et al, 2022) support cardiac rehabilitation as an intervention to reduce cardiovascular events, increase exercise tolerance, and...

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