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Advanced Clinical Practice

The impact of clinical simulation on the development of advanced practice skills

Simulation has been used in medical, nursing and dental education for the past 60 years (DH, 2011). It is defined as:.

Assessing the impact of introducing trainee advanced clinical practitioners onto an acute oncology triage unit

The acute oncology triage unit at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust sees oncology and haematology patients presenting with various side effects of systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) and complications...

Button batteries in the ear, nose and throat: a novel survey of knowledge of UK advanced nurse practitioners

To assess existing levels of ENT knowledge among ANPs in the UK, a survey based on multiple-choice questions titled ANP Survey on Button Batteries in ENT was developed by ENT specialists, focusing on...

Surgical care practitioners: an audit across the surgical specialties

Surgical care practitioners (SCPs) are permanent members of the surgical team and therefore maintain service provision and provide continuity of care to the patient (Nicholas, 2010). According to the...

Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning for advanced clinical practitioners in sexual health

As highlighted in the previous article (McPhillips and Wood, 2022) consent is critical when pursuing any sexual health examination and/or investigation. It may be given either orally, in writing or...

Consultation and clinical assessment for advanced clinical practitioners in sexual health

History taking and examination should always be undertaken with the patient's comfort in mind. While all consultation episodes should be undertaken in a sensitive and professional manner, this is...

A multidisciplinary learning approach: training, preparation and role transition

A cross-section mixed-methods design survey was developed to explore learner experiences of ANP/ACP training and role transition. Evaluation research methodologies and their application were examined...

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...

The diagnostic reasoning involved in interpreting blood results

The body produces blood cells by a process called haemopoiesis in the bone marrow, which is a spongy tissue found in the centre of the bones. Infants produce bone marrow in most of their skeleton but,...

History taking in patients with suspected haematological disease

Blood is essential for many roles, including oxygen synthesis, transportation of nutrients and fighting infection. There are many diagnoses that can arise from changes within blood components, some...

Observed structured clinical examination as a means of assessing clinical skills competencies of ANPs

OSCEs were primarily introduced in medical education as a means of assessing the skills and ability of surgical students, rather than a test of factual knowledge (Cuschieri et al, 1979). The use of...

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