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Kathleen Markey

Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, Health Science Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland

Factors that enhance compliance with the Surgical Safety Checklist

Despite the SSC's worldwide acceptance and proven results, compliance challenges have emerged. The term ‘meaningful compliance’ refers to the frequency and completeness of checklist use on different...

The role of the registered nurse first assistant within the perioperative setting

An RNFA is a non-medical practitioner who performs surgical interventions during surgery and provides medical care to the perioperative patient under the supervision of a consultant surgeon (AORN,...

Demystifying, recognising and combating racism during the pandemic

There is a reluctance to explore racism, or the conflicts, perceptions and experiences contributing to and reinforcing tensions in healthcare (Cortis and Law, 2005; Markey et al., 2012). Consequently,...

Maximising intercultural learning opportunities: learning with, from and about students from different cultures

Students need to appreciate the importance of intercultural competence development as a means of developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work in culturally diverse healthcare settings. Choi...

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