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A study of the role and educational needs of ophthalmic specialist nurses

A survey was undertaken with questions targeted around respondent demographics, roles and educational needs based on a previous RCN ophthalmic workforce survey (Table 1). This opportunistic survey was...

‘Hello, my name is …’: an exploratory case study of inter-professional student experiences in practice

‘I lost count of the number of times I have to ask staff members for their names. It feels awkward and wrong. Introducing yourself is the basic first step.’ .

Teaching acute hospital staff and students about patient flow

Unnecessarily prolonged hospital stays are not good for patients, as it is well documented that prolonged hospitalisation results in substantial decline in functional status, particularly in older...

Impact of nurse-initiated education on HeartScore in patients with hypertension: a randomised trial

The study was approved by the ethics committee of the hospital (17929/19-7-13). A written consent form was obtained from all participants. The investigation conformed to the principles outlined in the...

COVID-19 and adult congenital heart disease services: impact on support and advice from nurse specialists

A questionnaire was sent to ACHD CNSs across the UK, via email, at the end of March 2020. It asked how many nurses were planned to be retained in their service and how many were planned to be...

Redeployment during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: implications for a clinical research workforce

In total, 379 clinical research staff from one NHS Trust were invited to participate; 43 questionnaire responses were received, giving an 11% response rate..

Emergency management of neck stoma patients during the coronavirus pandemic: a national nurse survey

A nationwide prospective survey was formulated and distributed electronically to nurses across all specialties within primary and secondary care. Dissemination platforms included direct contact with...

Reducing variations in clinical nurse educator roles: a service improvement project standardising roles and career pathways

UK CNEs are usually registered nurses employed by NHS organisations, not universities, to ensure staff receive essential training and support in clinical practice (Sprinks, 2015). The role of the CNE...

Audit of the appropriateness and accuracy of fluid intake and output monitoring: experience in a tertiary hospital

This audit aimed to review the current practice of prescribing and monitoring of fluids and the documentation of fluid intake and output in hospitalised patients by assessing the appropriateness and...

Placement of finger oximeter on the ear: comparison with oxygen saturation values taken from the finger

This was a prospective, single-centre, cohort study performed at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, a large teaching hospital serving a population of approximately 1...

Evaluation of a personal professional mentor scheme for newly qualified nurses

Qualitative description underpinned this empirical evaluation because it was intended to be an exploration of the basic nature and shape of the scheme (Sandelowski, 2000). It is well suited to...

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