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Alteplase for the treatment of midline catheter occlusions: a retrospective, single-cohort descriptive study

This study included 49 hospital admissions for 48 unique patients who received 50 midline catheters, experienced 53 midline catheter occlusion events, and received 59 alteplase administrations into...

Patients' perceptions and experiences of directly observed therapy for TB

The aim of the study was to understand patients' perceptions and experiences of DOT in tuberculosis treatment, with the following objectives, to:.

Assessing the impact of introducing trainee advanced clinical practitioners onto an acute oncology triage unit

The acute oncology triage unit at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust sees oncology and haematology patients presenting with various side effects of systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) and complications...

Cell and body tissue physiology

This article outlines the basic structure and functions of cells and tissues; it is not intended to replace a biology textbook, which will provide more detail. Figure 1 illustrates a simple cell..

Can a high-fidelity simulation tutorial improve written examination results? Review of a change in teaching practice

Simulation is an active learning approach that enables nurse educators to provide students with exposure to complex clinical situations within a safe environment to develop and practise their...

Patient safety, choice and the law: news round-up

People who feel that they may have been wronged by a particular NHS resource allocation decision can access the courts to try to resolve the dispute. There is a well-developed legal framework on NHS...

Missed nursing care: a snapshot case study in a medical ward in Australia

The aim of this case study was to examine the missed nursing care phenomenon and to shed light on the possible predictors that may impact on the occurrence of missed nursing care in the context of a...

Treatment as a whole approach to intervention without consent

‘The consent of a patient shall not be required for any medical treatment given to him for the mental disorder from which he is suffering, [not being a form of treatment to which safeguards apply],...

How to unlock nurse leadership potential

First, the review is clear that, rather than focus on individual leadership development or potential, we should learn from other large organisations that invest heavily in taking a consistent approach...

A matter of taste: alteration in patients with cancer

Taste alterations can describe a wide range of experiences, which can vary greatly between individuals. Cancer patients can report a change in perception and sensitivity, for example, noting foods...

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