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Percutaneous infraclavicular subclavian vein catheters in paediatric cancer patients in comparison with critically ill children: a one-year experience from a Tunisian hospital

After obtaining local ethics committee approval and parents' informed consent, a prospective observational study was conducted. We collected data from infants and children referred to our...

Care bundles and peripheral arterial catheters

The aim of this scoping review is to identify the features of bundled interventions for vascular access devices that determine care outcomes and to highlight research gaps about care bundles for...

Digital age nursing: the reality

At a time that has been defined by rapid technological advancements, nursing finds itself at the crossroads of tradition and innovation. The integration of digital technologies into health care brings...

Exploring The Cognition Room

Gaining understanding of a person holistically, in relation to socio-positioning, life experiences, the impact of stressors on the multi-functional nervous system, as well as how they view themselves...

From policy to practice: creating a smokefree generation

In 2019, the Government published Advancing Our Health: Prevention in the 2020s announcing the ambition for England to become ‘smokefree’ by 2030 (achieved when 5% or less of the population smoke).

At a glance: a guide to venepuncture in adults

The aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) is a method employed to minimise the likelihood of patients contracting infections during clinical procedures. As set out by the Association for Safe Aseptic...

Improving infection control and combating antimicrobial resistance in nursing practice

Actively preventing infections is a crucial strategy in reducing the necessity for antibiotic prescriptions and thus combating the escalating crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR arises when...

Handwashing and hospital wastewater systems

Despite reports implicating micro-organisms in carrying drug resistance genes from colonised sink traps to vulnerable hospitalised patients, the mechanism of transmission from the wastewater of the...

Defining digital nursing

A mixed-methods approach was taken. To design and conduct the research, TEC Cymru collaborated with a consultant nurse in child health and the national nurse lead for primary and community care...

The experiences of internationally educated nurses who joined the nursing workforce in England

In the period 1990/1991 to 2021/2022, the percentage of new IEN Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registrants rose from 10% to 53% of the total annual number. In 2022-2023, more than 40% of new NMC...

Expanding the role of the cath lab nurse and inspiring others

‘My idea was to train to perform angiograms. This would help the cath lab's efficiency, reduce waiting times, increase capacity, and improve nurse development and retention and patient...

Patient engagement, patient empowerment and patient safety

‘I have discovered that we need a seismic shift in the way that patients' and families' voices are heard. This requires changes in legislation, regulation, policy, commissioning, education,...

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