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Impact of volunteers in the emergency department

Of the 241 questionnaires distributed, 203 were returned giving a response rate of 84.2%. Of the returned questionnaires, 151 patients were in the group in which the volunteer scheme was operating and...

In search of a vaccine against COVID-19: implications for nursing practice

Micro-organisms are classified into groups (microbes) according to their key characteristics. These include viruses, bacteria, protozoa, helminths, fungi, prions and ectoparasites. Microbes that have...

Service user and carer experiences of the advanced nurse practitioner role in a memory assessment team

Memory assessment teams are viewed as specialist diagnostic services (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, (NICE), 2019) and have an integral role in ensuring people receive a timely...

An exploration of the role of advanced clinical practitioners in the East of England

The aim of the study was to examine the way in which the ACP role is used in acute and primary settings in one region of England and to understand its facilitators and barriers..

Pessary offer documentation in women undergoing surgery for pelvic organ prolapse at a tertiary care hospital

This was a retrospective cohort study conducted from January 2017 to December 2018. Consent for use of hospital records was taken from the unit head. Case records of all women who underwent vaginal...

Death anxiety and compassion fatigue in critical care nurses

‘Compassion originates as an empathic response to suffering, as a rational process which pursues patients' wellbeing, through specific, ethical actions directed at finding a solution to their...

Rapid tranquillisation: an issue for all nurses in acute care settings

It is important to differentiate between restrictive practices and restrictive interventions; however, the former may result in the latter. Restrictive practices involve restriction of a person's...

Early childhood caries prevention: non-dental health professionals' viewpoint

The discussion focuses first on the questions answered by all five types of practitioner then on questions for specific groups..

The effects of family-witnessed resuscitation on health professionals

A literature search was undertaken between May 2017 and June 2017 of the following databases: Ovid, Medline, CINAHL Proquest, Wiley and Google Scholar. Only studies published in English were...

Juggling to find balance: hearing the voices of undergraduate student nurses

There is global recognition of the increasing levels of stress, anxiety and mental health problems experienced by young people attending college and university (Denovan and Macaskill, 2016; Bennion et...

Evaluating the impact of nurse practitioner involvement in a pleural procedures clinic

The addition of NPs in PPC increased the clinic capacity. In the second 6-month period, 5.86 patients were seen per clinic compared with 4.57 in the first 6-month period (Table 1). A one sided t-test...

Influences on childhood immunisation decision-making in London's Gypsy and Traveller communities

The authors employed a qualitative methodological approach because this was an initial exploratory study with the aim of discovering new insights or themes about childhood immunisations in a...

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