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Key issues in an election year

Wound Care Alliance UK (WCAUK) is undertaking a scoping exercise regarding pressure ulcers in response to questions from WCAUK members. The questionnaire has been developed with master's students at...

Global collaboration: improving care and outcomes for all

‘Palestinian nurses are some of the most resilient nurses I have ever worked with. They work long hours, often working multiple jobs to support their families yet still manage to deliver very high...

Get the basics right and the advanced skills will follow

Thursday 6 June 2024 at the Crowne Plaza Newcastle, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle NE1 3SA.

It's only a nasogastric tube, what could go wrong?

Welcome to the latest Nutrition Supplement. The updated National Nurses Nutrition Group (NNNG) Nasogastric Tube Guidance (2023) was launched at the BAPEN annual conference in November, where the...

Learning from incidents

Complications in clinical practice are not uncommon. For most patients, having a vascular access device or IV therapy will be the most invasive procedure they will experience during their hospital...

Stoma care plans and projects for the year ahead

Spring is on the horizon and with it comes the promise of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation. At the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN UK) we are in the ‘springtime’ of our partnership with...

Nurses are key to ensuring equitable access to cancer care

Cancer has again made national headlines in recent weeks with the news that King Charles III is receiving treatment for cancer, although the exact diagnosis has not been disclosed. Another royal by...

Challenges ahead

Happy New Year! This is an election year: I wonder what it will bring? The world of tissue viability faces many challenges and questions. Finances will remain a big challenge, whatever the outcome of...

Changing attitudes towards vesicant drug administration

Commonly given intravenous (IV) drugs such as aciclovir, gentamicin and even furosemide, which are all vesicant, can all cause different degrees of tissue damage if they extravasate.

Valuing community input

he theme of World AIDS Day on 1 December 2023 was ‘Let communities lead’. This was a very welcome theme because it acknowledged that programmes for HIV prevention and initiatives for HIV treatment and...

Making our voices heard

At the beginning of October, Brighton played host to the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN UK) Annual Conference and 10-year anniversary celebrations. This year's theme ‘Making waves and...

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