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A multidisciplinary approach to providing blended diet within the acute setting

Since early 2017, the Complex Enteral Nutrition service and Paediatric Dietetic service has been supporting children to commence a blended diet in the community setting. However, it was noted that...

Shared decision making in dysphagia

Oropharyngeal dysphagia is the term used for difficulties with eating and drinking due to impairments of the oral or pharyngeal phases of swallowing. Dysphagia may result in aspiration, where food or...

Stronger together: why networking is key

“Local and national networking is crucial to embed good practice throughout the patient's pathway” .

Ten years of tackling malnutrition in the community

The Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community document and supporting patient materials have been supported by 10 key professional and patient associations:.

An overview of transanal irrigation devices: an update

Before considering TAI, less invasive advice and treatment options must be explored. Only then and once these have proven inadequate should TAI be used (Wilson, 2017). However, Woodward (2017)...

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...

Giving nurses a voice through ‘listening to staff’ conversations to inform nurse retention and reduce turnover

Although nurse retention is a pressing issue, there is a lack of empirical UK research evaluating the impact of staff engagement and retention initiatives on retaining nurses. Literature reviews have...

Perspectives on delivering health promotion for the intellectual disability population

Individuals with intellectual disabilities are a unique heterogeneous population who require specific health improvement strategies to meet their individual needs (Cooper et al, 2004). Although there...

Nurses' knowledge of and attitude to nursing information systems

This study was carried out in a tertiary care hospital in southern India. A total of 230 nurses participated in the study. A validated questionnaire was used for data collection. The questionnaire...

The current and future role of nurses within enhanced recovery after surgery pathways

The ERAS concept is based on close interdisciplinary collaboration between surgeons, anaesthesiologists, nurses and allied health professionals. Each profession has its specific tasks and an essential...

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