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Patient- and relative-activated critical care outreach: a 7-year service review

RRSs were developed to address failures in recognition and escalation of deteriorating patients in hospital. While these systems have made some impact on the recognition of the deteriorating patient...

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,...

Strategies used to cope with stress by emergency and critical care nurses

Table 2 provides the validity and reliability estimates for the component scales of Folkman and Lazarus's Ways of Coping questionnaire. In terms of validity, the instrument was modified...

Promoting breast cancer awareness in older women during the seasonal flu vaccination campaign

The aim of this project was to evaluate an adapted version of the PEP Intervention for use in a primary care setting using the seasonal flu vaccination campaign as a vehicle for delivery. Influenza...

Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a guide for nurses

Acute upper GI bleeding is a medical emergency so early recognition is essential. It may present with haematemesis, coffee-ground vomiting, melaena or as an unexplained fall in haemoglobin levels...

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