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Understanding the challenges faced by men learning to live with clean intermittent self-catheterisation

Shaw et al (2008) stated that there is an assumption that QoL will improve with any given treatment; however, the treatment itself may prove difficult and have a significant impact on people. CISC...

Product evaluation of the Luja Micro-hole Zone Technology in clean intermittent self-catheterisation

CISC is a common, well-tolerated procedure employed to empty a bladder that is dysfunctional, usually because of neurological or urological voiding issues. The procedure involves passing a catheter...

Incontinence-associated dermatitis in older adults in residential care settings: a point prevalence study

The aim of this study was to undertake the first IAD point prevalence study across three older adult care settings in Ireland, quantify the size of the problem and benchmark IAD prevalence against...

International Nurses Day 2024

To all nurses worldwide, irrespective of geographical location, the field you specialise in or the patients you serve and support, 12 May 2024 is a momentous occasion. International Nurses Day...

A wealth of overseas experience to use

Working in the UK as an internationally-educated nurse (IEN) comes with its nuanced challenges, with career progression often obscured not only by the cultural and hierarchical barriers inherent to...

Taking care of nurses is a boost for patients and the wider economy

As I look ahead to International Nurses Day this year, I do so with retirement in mind. Indeed, I will have retired by the 12 May, so it is a bitter sweet moment for me. My career has been long and...

The value of nursing

‘High-quality nursing comes at a price, whether that be the personal and emotional price of nursing … or the financial price within our healthcare system to train, educate, retain and upskill our...

Virtual mentorship: the opportunities and limitations for nurses in international health partnerships

Birmingham City University's health partnership with emergency, trauma and critical care nurses in Zambia is no exception and we have had several successful virtual volunteering projects. We have...

Basic life support training: Is student confidence enhanced by advanced levels of simulation?

The study objective was to examine whether the environment (clinical skills lab, classroom, HFS suite) or the level of simulation (LFS or HFS) in BLS training affects the students' confidence..

Obesity-related knee osteoarthritis: a role for the rheumatology advanced nurse practitioner in Ireland

A direct relationship was found between the degree of obesity and the level of clinical knee osteoarthritis (Raud et al, 2020). Globally, 16% of adults have been found to be obese, equating to...

Cardiac amyloidosis at a glance

Amyloidosis occurs when amyloid fibrils, which are aggregates of low molecular weight proteins, become insoluble and resistant to degradation. They then deposit in organs and connective tissues...

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