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Experiences of surgical nurses in providing end-of-life care in an acute care setting: a qualitative study

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of surgical nurses while caring for the dying patient in an acute care setting..

Enhancing the utility of virtual surgical pre-assessment

All consultant anaesthetists (n=6) and the sister-in-charge in the department (representing the views of the nurses) who were directly involved in telephone pre-assessment during the COVID-19...

Acute abdominal surgical presentations in children

A study conducted in Taiwan over 3 years, identified that 10% of 3980 paediatric patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) with abdominal pain had a true ‘acute abdomen’ (Tseng et al,...

Nursing considerations for patients undergoing robotic-arm assisted joint replacements

The preoperative phase of RAA can be divided into three stages—education, assessment and planning—which is in line with the principles of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) (Zhu et al, 2017; Kaye...

The value of nursing support to a surgical camp in Uganda

Uganda is located within the central east of Africa and had a population of over 39 million in 2017 (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2021). Despite significant improvements...

Treating post-renal transplant surgical site infection with combination therapy: a case study

A 61-year-old Azerbaijani woman was admitted to Imam Khomeini hospital in Urmia, in north west Iran. She had a kidney transplant on 5 October 2018. The patient had a history of end-stage renal disease...

A narrative review of preventive measures for postoperative delirium in older adults

An initial search of two databases, CINAHL and PubMed, sourced 309 articles. Keywords included ‘delirium’, ‘acute confusion’, ‘intervention’, ‘nurs*, ‘patient’’, ‘preoperative’, ‘intraoperative’...

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