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Rapid haemostasis to achieve dressing longevity: evaluation trial results using StatSeal catheter exit site protection

Adopting practices that focus on reducing exit site bleeding of PICCs and other vascular access devices is a strategy to reduce catheter-related complications (Duwadi, 2019)..

A clinical observational case series evaluation of a superabsorbent dressing on exudating wounds

In clinical settings, in the experience of this author and others (World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS), 2019), exudate is often referred to as ‘wound fluid’ or ‘wound drainage’. More...

Implementing a closed system drug transfer device to enable nurses to prepare monoclonal antibody treatment

A risk assessment was developed considering the increased demand for MAbs, the complexity of the preparation (powder formulations, multiple dilutions, and so on), the potential toxicity of the drug...

Product evaluation of the Luja Micro-hole Zone Technology in clean intermittent self-catheterisation

CISC is a common, well-tolerated procedure employed to empty a bladder that is dysfunctional, usually because of neurological or urological voiding issues. The procedure involves passing a catheter...

Extravasation and infiltration: under-recognised complications of intravenous therapy

The NIVAS extravasation and infiltration toolkit focuses on the prevention, awareness, treatment, reporting and follow-up of these injures..

A safe and effective winged peripheral intravenous cannula for use in clinical practice

Nipro's Safetouch Cath Winged with Injection Port is a sterile, single-use catheter with a safety device for IV infusion and has been available through NHS Supply Chain since March 2023. Its features...

KiteLock 4%: the next generation of CVAD locking solutions

Any break in the skin is a breach of the body's first line of defence against infection. In relation to vascular access there are two key points of entry for infection entering into the body, these...

Evaluation of a chitosan dressing in the management of hard-to-heal wounds

The number of people with hard-to-heal wounds is increasing year on year, parallel to the ageing population and coupled with the rise in incidence of long-term high-risk conditions, currently...

Pathway for post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence: impact on patient confidence and satisfaction

A radical prostatectomy may be conducted using open surgery or a minimally invasive technique, which may be a robotic procedure (NICE, 2021). In either case, the prostatic segment of the urethra and...

Non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: the evolving treatment landscape and role of nurse specialists

Second-generation ARis offer several advantages over first-generation agents: a higher affinity for the androgen receptor; no agonistic effects; and a multimodal mechanism of action (El-Amm and...

Not a bag for life… a bag for living

Marquis et al (2003) noted that patients' quality of life improves steadily following surgery if, in the first 3–6 postoperative months, they have a good relationship with their stoma care nurse,...

Gaining consensus: the challenges of living with a stoma and the impact of stoma leakage

The aim of this research is to clearly articulate and achieve consensus on the difficulties faced by people with a stoma, particularly that of leakage. Ultimately, this research seeks to inform and...

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