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Nursing staff confidence and knowledge when caring for people with self-harm injuries: a service improvement study

The aim of this service improvement project was to assess the current knowledge and confidence of the ED nurses and HCAs in a district general hospital when caring for patients who self-harm at...

Running a weight-management programme with a psychological focus within a lymphoedema service

Initially, the author's lymphoedema service ran two pilot groups, with no specific inclusion criteria—eight patients joined the first group and nine joined the second. The groups ran consecutively....

Lymphoedema and cancer: an overview

Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling that is caused by the lymph fluid not being able to drain properly. The result is leakage into the surrounding tissue and accumulation of the lymph fluid and fat in...

Chronic kidney disease and renal replacement therapy: an overview for the advanced clinical practitioner

The following broad definition of CKD from the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes group (KDIGO) has been widely adopted:.

Developing pre-registration nurses' resilience to mass casualty situations through the pedagogy of simulation

A mass casualty event has been defined as ‘an event which generates more patients at one time than locally available resources can manage using routine procedures. It requires exceptional emergency...

Keeping warfarin patients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic: review of an INR self-testing programme

Between June 2020 and January 2021, 71 patients and two nursing homes were trained in the use of the CoaguChek XS device at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Only one patient was unable to...

Co-constructing conversations about suicide: the Meeting Space Framework

Pesut and Thorne (2007) discussed the necessity of nurses adopting an orientation to spirituality in practice and a reciprocal role based on humanity. Noticing and responding to suicidal persons is...

Evaluating a psychological support service focused on the needs of critical care and theatres staff in the first wave of COVID-19

Research from previous pandemics has shown that working with additional pressures has both a physical and psychological impact on healthcare workers. For example, about 10% of those working in health...

Introducing nurse prescribing in Gibraltar: the impact on palliative care

Palliative care is defined as the active holistic care of people with advanced, progressive illness (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2021). Specialist palliative care...

The clinical negligence system reform debate is heating up

‘Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has questioned whether clinical negligence lawyers are blocking vital reforms because the status quo is too lucrative to change.’ .

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