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I-DECIDED®—a decision tool for assessment and management of invasive devices in the hospital setting

TheI-DECIDED® device assessment and decision tool is an evidence-based checklist (see Figure 1). This tool packages international clinical guidelines for invasive devices into a mnemonic algorithm for...

Ten years of clinical experience with cyanoacrylate glue for venous access in a 1300-bed university hospital

After the 2016 hospital policies were introduced, the use of CG in venous access was implemented significantly in the hospital (2000 vials/year for an estimated 7000 central venous catheters inserted...

Systemic lupus erythematosus: overview, management and COVID-19

Due to the complexity and heterogeneity of the disease, SLE demands a meticulous history, extensive physical examination and specific laboratory assessments. Common constitutional symptoms include...

A guide to undertaking and understanding blood pressure measurement

A BP measurement, in its simplest form, is a determinant of individual cardiac output (the volume of blood pumped out of the heart and into the aorta per minute) and the systematic vascular resistance...

A multidisciplinary learning approach: a narrative review

The SPIDER (sample, phenomenon of interest, design, evaluation and research type) was used to develop eligibility criteria, develop a search strategy and facilitate rigour in the research (Cooke et...

Research as part of the advanced clinical practitioner role

Healthcare is constantly changing, with the evidence base expanding exponentially (Tsay and Yang, 2005). As independent practitioners, ACPs need research capability to keep abreast of the developing...

Challenges faced by people with a stoma: peristomal body profile risk factors and leakage

The Ostomy Life Study 2019 has provided information about the daily lives and concerns of new and experienced individuals living with a stoma. Detection of stoma output under the baseplate and leakage...

If the public can vaccinate, why not students? Review of a student nurse placement in a mass vaccination centre

In December 2020, as part of an ongoing review of placements within one established partner organisation, the potential learning opportunities within an MVC were discussed. These were identified as...

Co-worker relationships and their impact on nurses in Irish public healthcare settings

The aim of this study was to examine and describe co-worker relationships among nurses working in public healthcare settings in Ireland..

The nurse's legal duty to safely delegate tasks and to follow up the outcome

‘… the process by which you (the delegator) allocate clinical or non-clinical care and support to a competent person (the delegatee). The delegator will remain responsible for the overall management...

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