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Catheter-associated urinary tract infection: signs, diagnosis, prevention

Common signs and symptoms of CAUTI include urinary frequency, urgency, dysuria, pelvic/lower abdominal pain, pyrexia and tachycardia. In elderly people symptoms may be more complicated to detect as...

Paediatric nurses' adoption of aseptic non-touch technique

The following typologies were identified:.

A safety lancet for neonatal blood spot tests: a design that facilitates pain-free, atraumatic samples

Following consent from their parent or guardian, all babies born in the UK undergo newborn screening on day 5 of life. This procedure consists of taking a blood sample from the heel to test for...

National evaluation of safety peripheral intravenous catheters in a clinician-led project

The continuous rise in healthcare complexities of today's patient population as well as the financial climate in the NHS, not to mention the uncertainties of Brexit, make it ever more challenging to...

Procurement of IV products

“As clinicians working in the field of IV therapy, we need to get involved with this work on evaluating products for suitability in the NHS within our trusts” .

Clinical experience of a subcutaneously anchored sutureless system for securing central venous catheters

The first two prospective clinical studies were carried out simultaneously in 2015-2016..

Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections through best practice: Sherwood Forest Hospitals' experience

From a financial perspective, the introduction of the Bard Tray has brought a significant benefit by reducing the incidence of CAUTIs. The initial introduction of the tray incurred additional costs of...

Antimicrobial resistance: what can nurses do?

Resistance is a natural process that allows the microorganism to adapt to environmental changes and survive (Michael et al, 2014). On exposure to antimicrobials, organisms may mutate to block the...

Public health: PART 2 Brief interventions

‘Verbal advice, discussion, negotiation or encouragement, with or without written or other support or follow-up. It can vary from basic advice to a more extended, individually focused...

How to apply and remove medical gloves

Before selecting which gloves are required, it is important to consider what the task or skill being undertaken entails, and whom the gloves are protecting. Non-sterile gloves should be worn when...

Managerial competencies of head nurses: a model and assessment tool

This descriptive-analytical study was conducted in 2017 in six main phases. First a literature review was carried out using the scientific databases of Web of Science, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus,...

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