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The role of the nurse in supporting cancer clinical trials

The success of clinical trials is dependent on patient awareness (Fern et al, 2014), which in turn is dependent on health professionals, particularly nurses, raising patients' awareness of clinical...

Ambulatory approach to cancer care. Part 2: the role of nurses and the multidisciplinary team and safety

AC at this hospital is led by registered nurses, HCAs and a lead nurse/charge nurse. The team does not consist of advanced nurse practitioners, but the nurses are empowered to be independent in daily...

Creating a patient-held cancer-treatment record

‘Having one made me feel as though I was involved in what was happening to me. It came in very useful when I was admitted to hospital at 2am—I gave the doctor my book with all my and the...

Oral loratadine in the management of G-CSF-induced bone pain: a pilot study

The primary aim of this pilot study was to ascertain if bone pain in a heterogeneous group of patients with cancer induced by G-CSFs could be alleviated or eliminated by loratadine. A secondary aim...

The role of patient-reported outcomes in the management of chronic spontaneous urticaria

As CSU activity frequently changes, the overall activity and control are best measured by advising patients to document their symptoms using validated tools. The EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO international...

Public health: PART 4 Behaviour change tools

This intervention uses the three As: ask, advice, assist (NICE, 2014). ‘Ask’ refers to asking if the patient is aware of or recognises a health issue. This can include, for example, asking a patient...

Administering an enema: indications, types, equipment and procedure

Indications for the use of enemas include to:.

Care for patients who have undergone one anastomosis gastric bypass surgery

The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders has now concluded that the official identifier of this procedure should be ‘one anastomosis gastric bypass’ (De Luca et...

Preliminary piloting and validation of a questionnaire identifying basic clinical skills practised by research nurses

‘The competencies presented in this document focus only on those skills unique to the role of CRNs. Clinical skills are assessed through different processes.’ .

The relationship between effective transition models and the optimal management of patient care

It is estimated that approximately 60% of the nursing workforce consists of NQNs (Whitehead et al, 2013). The Department of Health (DH) referred to a ‘newly registered practitioner’ as a ‘nurse,...

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