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Developing the Heart Failure Specialist Nurse Competency Framework

In recent years, globally, the profile of the nursing profession has increased and with it the demand for nurses to work at advanced levels of nursing practice, with such roles requiring a range of...

Creating an interprofessional education package on patients’ spiritual needs

When providing education around spiritual care, educationalists might share evolving knowledge or ideas that cannot be objectively measured. This ‘cognitive pedagogy’ approach (Mackintosh-Franklin,...

Virtual reality: the next step in nursing education?

In the past, simulation in nursing and healthcare curricula often focused on the teaching and development of clinical skills or procedural competencies with little attention paid to ‘soft skills’....

Improving patient communication through the duty of candour and shared decision-making

One way forward to ensuring good communication practices in health care is the proper implementation of the duty of candour..

Poor leaders feed on illusory insecurity

With regard to the conducive environment,Yapp (2016) reflected that in order for toxic leaders to be successful they need an environment within which they can thrive. Yapp identified four elements...

Nurses’ knowledge and experiences of peripheral intravenous catheter insertion at a tertiary paediatric health centre

The aim of the study was to determine paediatric nurses’ knowledge and experiences of PIVC insertion at a tertiary paediatric health centre..

Vascular access teams: a global outlook on challenges, benefits, opportunities, and future perspectives

Numerous vascular access devices (VADs) are placed worldwide annually,1 with up to 90% of all hospitalized patients undergoing catheter placement,2,3 resulting in substantial health care...

The benefits of vascular access service teams

Vascular access in all its forms is the most common, invasive procedure patients will experience in healthcare today. From obtaining blood samples to the delivery of intravenous therapy, vascular...

Chlorhexidine (di)gluconate locking device for central line infection prevention in intensive care unit patients: a multi-unit, pilot randomized controlled trial

A detailed protocol describing the study methods was published and is publicly accessible (Zamir et al, 2020)..

Enabling informed clinical choice: an NHS Supply Chain initiative

ICC has been developed to assist clinicians in the decision-making process in assessing the suitability of a product. The aim is to provide clinicians with clear illustrations and descriptions of the...

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