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Gerri Mortimore

Lecturer, Faculty of Education Health and Sciences, University of Derby

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Renal and ureteric stones: a clinical review

Stones form in the presence of increased urinary supersaturation, which occurs when the urine solvent contains more solutes than it can hold in solution (Khan et al, 2016). Supersaturation results in...

Chronic limb ischaemia: case study and clinical literature review

PAD affects more than 200 million people worldwide (Yang et al, 2017) and is the third most common clinical presentation of atherosclerosis after coronary artery disease (CAD) and stroke (Song et al,...

From expert to advanced clinical practitioner and beyond

‘Health professionals working at the level of advanced clinical practice will exercise autonomy and decision making in a context of complexity, uncertainty and varying risk, holding accountability...

Clinical supervision for advanced practitioners

Clinical supervision is clearly an important factor in the development of ACPs. With the advent of the HEE (2020) workplace supervision document, it can only be hoped that its necessity and importance...

The management of urinary tract infections in older patients within an urgent care out-of-hours setting

UTI is defined as an infection of the urinary system, involving lower tract, upper tract or both (NICE, 2020a). The pathogens responsible for UTI include Escherichia coli (E. coli), which accounts for...

The ascent to advanced practice: challenges, support and opportunities

Advanced clinical practice has been primarily influenced and shaped by service need and has faced, and continues to face, several challenges during its development. To meet the growing demand for...

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated vasculitis: a guide and case study

The term vasculitis refers to a relatively rare and poorly understood set of conditions, causing inflammation of the blood vessels, and AAV is a sub-group within this collection (Ball et al, 2014)....

Orthostatic hypotension: clinical review and case study

TLOC accounts for 3% of all attendance in emergency departments in the UK (Petkar et al, 2006) and has a lifetime prevalence of 50% (NICE, 2014). Data shows vast international differences in admission...

The diagnosis and management of a patient with acute pyelonephritis

Acute pyelonephritis, known in clinical practice as an upper urinary tract infection (UTI), is defined as a tubulointerstitial disorder characterised by inflammation of the renal parenchyma caused by...

The diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism

Risk factors for pulmonary embolism include pregnancy, cancer, obesity, previous deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or PE, varicose veins, recent surgery, hospitalisation and immobilisation or lower limb...

Ludwig's angina: a multidisciplinary concern

Mr Jones (a pseudonym has been used), a 46-year-old male, entered the out-of-hours streaming area of the local emergency department (ED), presenting with a 3-day history of general lethargy and fever,...

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