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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...

Changing attitudes towards vesicant drug administration

Commonly given intravenous (IV) drugs such as aciclovir, gentamicin and even furosemide, which are all vesicant, can all cause different degrees of tissue damage if they extravasate.

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...

Content validity of an instrument for analysing nurses' knowledge of peripherally inserted central catheters

The objective of this study was to develop an instrument for analysing nurses' knowledge about PICCs and evaluate its content validity..

Call to action on diabetes care: reaching communities facing health inequalities, health inequities and deprivation

The term health inequities is described as ‘avoidable inequalities in health between groups of people within countries and between countries’ (WHO, 2013). Equity is sometimes used interchangeably with...

Evaluating the NMC proficiencies framework: perspectives of students and educators 5 years on

In order to gather and collate the views of both educators and students with experience of education journeys under the 2018 standards, a pair of closely linked service evaluations were disseminated....

Family-witnessed resuscitation in the emergency department in a low-income country

Pre-hospital and emergency service provision in many LICs and lower middle-income countries (LMICs) are under-developed, with services covering huge geographical areas and dealing with high volumes of...

Competency versus proficiency: trying to develop an understanding of these terms in the context of practice learning

The professional governing body for nursing in the UK, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), has long produced educational standards to support the preparation of those wishing to become registered...

Back to patient safety basics: improving communication with patients

‘Trusts receive too many safety-related messages from too many different sources. The trusts we spoke to said there needed to be better communication and coordination between national bodies, and...

Applying the appropriate treatment test in the Mental Health Act 1983

‘Nursing, psychological intervention and specialist mental health habilitation, rehabilitation and care.’ .

Championing nurse-led services for cardiology patients

Over the past 22 years, I have established some of the first nurse-led services in cardiology including follow-up clinics for patients post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), pre-admission...

Raising awareness of acute kidney injury and improving patient care

I found the main challenges were staff shortages and use of the electronic patient record to record information.

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