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Factors associated with the frequency of respiratory rate measurement by hospital nurses: a multicentre cross-sectional study

This study detected five independent factors associated with the frequency of RR measurement by the nurses. The perception of importance (item 2) and educational experiences (item 18) were positively...

International capacity building via the ‘new norm’ of virtual teaching and volunteering

The use of a blended learning approach, which includes mentoring, role modelling and ‘on-the-job’ training, has enabled us to build capacity in emergency, trauma and critical care nursing in Zambia,...

Handing on the baton: developing early career nurse leaders

‘The partnership is committed to developing the fellows and has recruited NHS nurses working in the fellows' areas of practice who are providing virtual mentorship’ .

Every organisation needs a Sherpa

‘The Sherpa is there to listen to feedback, understand the challenges, answer questions and work to put in place the bespoke support required to make the journey less hazardous for the next explorer...

Consent, capacity and minors aged 16 and over

‘Every human being of adult years and sound mind has the right to determine what shall happen to their own body.’ .

The chasm between theory and practice in NHS complaint handling

We can add to the long list the Francis report (2013). Chapter 3 of the first volume deals with complaints and in the conclusion the following telling statement highlights the inherent power imbalance...

A vision for nursing research

‘Research led by nurses and contributions they make as members of multidisciplinary research teams can drive change. It is the cornerstone of high-quality, evidence-based nursing.’ .

Renal and ureteric stones: a clinical review

Stones form in the presence of increased urinary supersaturation, which occurs when the urine solvent contains more solutes than it can hold in solution (Khan et al, 2016). Supersaturation results in...

Increased risk of transurethral and suprapubic catheter self-extraction in COVID-19 patients: real-life experience

A total of 472 patients were hospitalised because of COVID-19 disease in the hospital during the evaluated period. Group A consisted of 48 patients, predominantly males (77%), with 9/48 patients...

Facing the future in a changing healthcare system

‘One of my key aims is to promote and encourage the development of leadership skills for urology nurses’ .

Inappropriate urinary catheterisation: a review of the prevalence, risk factors and measures to reduce incidence

The most effective measure to reduce the incidence of CAUTI is to restrict the use of catheters (Gould et al, 2010; Nicolle et al, 2014). In many cases, catheterisation is simply unnecessary to...

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