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Transanal irrigation at a glance

The bowel is part of the digestive system. It is made up of the small bowel (small intestine) and the large bowel (colon and rectum). The small bowel is longer than the large bowel, but it gets its...

Are adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a greater risk of developing depression? Integrative literature review

This review used the framework of population, intervention/issue and outcome (PIO) to generate the research question (Table 1). Whiffin (2020) suggested that a well-designed research question can be...

Running a weight-management programme with a psychological focus within a lymphoedema service

Initially, the author's lymphoedema service ran two pilot groups, with no specific inclusion criteria—eight patients joined the first group and nine joined the second. The groups ran consecutively....

Lymphoedema and cancer: an overview

Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling that is caused by the lymph fluid not being able to drain properly. The result is leakage into the surrounding tissue and accumulation of the lymph fluid and fat in...

Assessing knowledge of nosocomial infection among Omani student nurses: a cross-sectional study

A cross-sectional design was used to assess the level of knowledge regarding nosocomial infection among student nurses in Oman. The data were collected between March and June 2020. This design was...

Adaptation of a stoma care pathway and use of telephone clinics during the pandemic: patient experience survey

CUH is one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a capacity of over 1000 acute beds across its sites (Addenbrooke's Hospital and The Rosie Hospital). In terms of stoma care, it is a specialist...

The frequency of early stomal, peristomal and skin complications

The aim of this study was to analyse the onset of stomal, peristomal and skin complications one month (30 days) after ostomy creation (early complications)..

Using transanal irrigation in the management of low anterior resection syndrome: a service audit

Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) is a collection of symptoms that may result from a low anterior resection for bowel cancer. Keane et al (2020), in their international consensus definition of...

An opt-out approach to hepatitis C virus testing in English prisons: the literature underpinning the policy

‘PHE is advocating the development of an “opt out” testing programme in prisons, whereby prisoners are offered the chance to test for infection near reception and at several time points thereafter...

Impact of nurses' emotional intelligence on the implementation of a professional practice model in cancer care

The study provides empirical support for the importance of the level of emotional intelligence and its role in nursing. The results on the emotional intelligence level were higher than the results of...

Examining the impact of video-based outpatient education on patient demand for a rheumatology CNS service

Current practice in Irish rheumatology units is that either a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) delivers patient education to patients in a multitude of formats,...

Investigating the incidence and type of sharps injuries within the nursing student population in the UK

The reported incidence of sharps injuries involving nursing students worldwide is wide ranging. A study by Cheung et al (2012) reported an incidence rate of 5.9% (n=52), while Trivedi et al (2013)...

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