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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)...

Reducing the risk of urinary tract infections in intermittent self-catheterisation users

A UTI is defined as the presence of bacteria in disproportionate levels, along with symptoms such as urinary frequency, urgency, dysuria and cystitis (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence...

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...

Vulnerability and trauma-informed practice: what nurses need to know

Trauma may be an event, a series of events, or a set of circumstances that a person experiences as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening. Usually unexpected, it overwhelms an...

The 2022 multinational monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries

In the UK on 7 May 2022, one case was reported, linked to travel from Nigeria. On 14 May 2022, a familial cluster of two cases of monkeypox was reported in the UK (UKHSA, 2022a). These cases had no...

Ways of tackling the continuing problem of Never Events

In its seminal report, Opening the Door to Change, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (2018) stated:.

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