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Effect of clinical engagement on value, standardisation, decision-making and savings in NHS product procurement

A multi-method qualitative case study design was used, including a survey (51 participants) and eight semi-structured interviews, which were conducted between September 2022 and February 2023. The...

The TTP specialist nurse: an advocate for patients and professionals

TTP specialist nurses play a unique and vital role in providing acute and long-term support to patients with this rare and life-threatening disease. They can offer personalised care to their patients...

The critical role of pen needles and training in insulin delivery

Both active and passive devices are designed to help improve the patient experience and be intuitive to use. However, the two devices have some fundamental differences and benefits..

Impact of unscheduled nurse-led virtual care for people with diabetes on nursing practices and patient satisfaction

The study aimed to examine nurse practices and patient satisfaction with the delivery of unscheduled nurse-led virtual care for diabetes provided in an outpatient setting in an acute care urban...

Women's experiences of assessment for urinary incontinence: a qualitative study

Upon analysis, three themes were identified that described the women's experience of the UI assessment: a lot of shame and worry related to UI and the assessment; the importance of experiencing a safe...

A multidisciplinary approach to managing lymphorroea in primary lymphoedema: a case study

The patient presented at the lymphoedema outpatient clinic. On initial examination, moderately severe lymphoedema was noted – Stage II according to the International Society of Lymphology consensus...

At a glance: a guide to venepuncture in adults

The aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) is a method employed to minimise the likelihood of patients contracting infections during clinical procedures. As set out by the Association for Safe Aseptic...

Improving infection control and combating antimicrobial resistance in nursing practice

Actively preventing infections is a crucial strategy in reducing the necessity for antibiotic prescriptions and thus combating the escalating crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR arises when...

Handwashing and hospital wastewater systems

Despite reports implicating micro-organisms in carrying drug resistance genes from colonised sink traps to vulnerable hospitalised patients, the mechanism of transmission from the wastewater of the...

Quality of life among older patients receiving faecal microbiota transplant for Clostridioides difficile infection

The aim of this study was to gain new knowledge about patients' experiences with regard to their quality of life during an FMT treatment course for CDI..

Enhancing dermatology nursing education in Scotland and Ireland: a multifaceted approach

The deficit of appropriate and accessible education, particularly formal courses for highly specialist nurses, has been widely reported, including in dermatology (Gould et al, 2007; Price and...

The causative factors of psychological distress and mental ill-health among ICU nurses during the pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses – particularly those working intensive care units (ICUs) – played a pivotal role in the care of patients, (Labrague and Santos, 2021). The health emergency...

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