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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Our recent publication titled ‘Clinical performance and quality of life impact of an absorbent bacteria-binding foam dressing’ recognised the importance of the psychosocial effects of living with a...

A ‘safe space’: the benefits of group clinical reflection

In the University College Hospital (UCH) Macmillan Cancer Centre we have introduced a reflective practice group session for our nursing assistants, band 5 and band 6 nurses to enable teams to reflect...

Digital learning during the pandemic: how medical students have adapted

We thank Leigh et al (2020) for their article, illustrating the various digital tools and approaches that can be used to educate nurses during the coronavirus pandemic. As medical students, we feel...

Enhancing patient safety: empowering students to speak up

‘Once students overcome the initial fears involved in first practising assertive communication or challenging unsafe behaviour, they are more likely to do so in future practice’ .

Incorporation of chlorhexidine in alcohol skin swabs is not without risks of allergic reactions including anaphylaxis

To investigate cases of suspected allergy to chlorhexidine, we routinely measure specific IgE antibodies to chlorhexidine and perform skin tests (Figure 1). Our local laboratory records for the past 2...

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