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Suicide: children and young adults

Suicide was the leading cause of death among children and young adults in Scotland between 2011 and 2020. Public Health Scotland (PHS) (2022a) determined that around a quarter (25.7%) of all deaths in...

An indirect supervision model: sharing good practice

The University of Chester and the University of Huddersfield are leading the way in implementing an indirect supervision model for learners (Knight et al, 2022). The universities are Nursing and...

Using clinical surveillance software to support effective infection prevention and control for managing COVID-19

‘Ongoing opportunities to harness and embed new technologies, to link and integrate our data, and improve our surveillance.’.

The pathophysiology, assessment, and management of acute pain

The IASP divides pain into three categories (Box 1). Nociceptive pain is associated with damage to non-neural tissue and involves the stimulation of nociceptors (pain receptors attached to sensory...

Level 2 clinical supervision for community practitioners working with palliative and end-of-life care patients

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2004) guidance describes a four-tier model for the assessment and management of mental health difficulties in patients with cancer..

Chronic kidney disease patients’ views of readiness and ability to use mHealth apps

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global, non-communicable disease, responsible for 2.4 million deaths per year. It is now the sixth fastest-growing cause of death in Malaysia, with more than 7000 new...

Understanding the experiences of cancer patients referred for a clinical trial during the COVID-19 pandemic

In some cases, cancer patients may enrol on to clinical trials to get access to an additional treatment option, once their standard treatments have stopped working (Hulbert-Williams et al, 2021). At...

Pressing issues in healthcare digital technologies and AI

‘If it is rolled out widely, scientists say people will be able to diagnose themselves with the illness without going to the doctor and costs for the NHS should fall.’

A steep learning curve, but pride in how far I have come

Completing a degree in nursing is challenging, there is no doubt about it. I have just finished a 4-year adult nursing degree and it feels like an almighty achievement. There have been high points and...

Keeping our patients safe

‘Having more registered nurses on hospital wards is causally linked to reduced mortality.’.

Evaluation of the difficult intravenous access (DIVA) scoring in hospitalized pediatric patients

A limitation of the project was the use of convenience versus consecutive sampling. Convenience sampling was chosen because of the voluntary nature of staff completing the data collection form prior...

Supporting clinical competency in managing peripherally inserted central catheters during the COVID-19 pandemic: an education evaluation

The goal of evaluation for training programs is to show that there is a shift from knowledge to practice. With this initial evaluation, results show a significant decrease in requests for PICC...

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