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Don't ignore the warning signs: take action on stress

“Look after yourselves so that you can look after your patients … and live as fulfilling life as you desire”.

A pilot study of a digital ostomy leakage notification system: impact on worry and quality of life

Despite continuous innovations in ostomy solutions, leakage of stomal effluent remains a major challenge in ostomy care. Digital health solutions, ie wearable devices and connected healthcare...

An ordinary death

Who decides what becomes an ‘ordinary’ death and how this is this enacted are key questions, as well as how a person ‘should’ die or what is called a ‘good’ death. Answers to these questions will...

The role of diabetes specialist nurses in secondary care settings

Precise routines will vary, but DSNs will review referrals made by ward-based staff, and triage these, so that some will be reviewed by doctors and others by nurses. The types of referrals cover the...

Saving time when preparing intravenous antibiotics

The introduction of IV fluid containers and dedicated needle-free transfer devices like Ecoflac Connect would allow rapid reconstitution of IV antibiotic doses on the spot, as needed, without the need...

A systematic scoping review of undergraduate nursing hub-and-spoke placement models

The student is allocated to their Mentor (hub) and allocated by that mentor to other areas/mentors (spoke) to ensure the student achieves a variety of experiences and skills that allows them to...

Clinical learning for pre-registration nursing students: a viva voce approach during COVID-19

Before COVID-19, clinical skills within higher education institutions were commonly assessed using a mixture of high- and low-fidelity simulation and assessment, involving both nursing-specific and...

The importance of keeping up to date with clinical guidelines and protocols

‘All these symptoms, according to NICE guidelines, should have immediately raised a red flag for sepsis (blood poisoning) in children under five. In the hospital's own Serious Incident Report, a...

Lifestyle medicine: a modern medical discipline full of optimism

Science is moving away from the determinism of genetics. In other words, away from the suggestion that our destiny is written exclusively in our DNA, that our health is unmodifiable and can be...

A survey of quality-of-life tools used in the routine care of patients with multiple myeloma

The aim of the survey was to evaluate standard NHS services by obtaining a snapshot of tools used to collect QoL data from myeloma patients. Two authors (SK and SH) developed an online questionnaire...

Educational material for social marketing and behaviours linked to early detection of breast cancer

The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of brochures used within the framework of social marketing on women's early detection behaviours (BSE, CBE and mammography). To the best of...

Celebrating the cancer clinical nurse specialist

On 15 March we will see the second National Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) awareness day. Created by the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance, this day is now embedded into our working year.

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