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Demystifying, recognising and combating racism during the pandemic

There is a reluctance to explore racism, or the conflicts, perceptions and experiences contributing to and reinforcing tensions in healthcare (Cortis and Law, 2005; Markey et al., 2012). Consequently,...

Supporting recovery from COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new disease, so very little is known about its long-term effects. It might be expected that these effects would be more severe in the 5% of COVID-19 patients who become so severely ill...

Cortrak feeding tube placement: accuracy of the ‘GI flexure system’ versus manufacturer guidance

The authors prospectively compared the accuracy of the ‘GI flexure system’ for interpreting the EM trace against the recommendations in the manufacturer's guidance. The cohort consisted of consecutive...

Considering the switch to a latex-free glove policy to safeguard staff and patients

NRL is extensively used in the manufacture of medical gloves, but is also used in catheters, elasticised bandages and wound dressings (Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 2020). NRL is a milky fluid...

Setting up a successful nurse-led intravitreal injections service: pearls from Swindon

The number of intravitreal injections required in the UK is set to increase by about 30% over the next 10 years, corresponding to an increase in the number of patients being diagnosed with wet AMD due...

Mandatory vaccination for seasonal influenza: what are nurses' views?

This qualitative study formed phase two of a sequential explanatory mixed-methods study reported elsewhere (Flanagan et al, 2020). A self-selected sample of qualified nurses participated in five...

Do preceptorship and clinical supervision programmes support the retention of nurses?

This literature review aimed to address the following question. ‘Do preceptorship and clinical supervision programmes support nurse retention in hospital settings?’ A PICo (Population, Interest,...

Becoming fall-safe: a framework for reducing inpatient falls

The journey to reduce falls at BSUH began in April 2009. The catalyst for this work was, unfortunately, far from unique: a catastrophic fall leading to the death of a patient, a bereft family,...

A service evaluation: impact of nurse-led regional familial hypercholesterolaemia service on a hospital adult lipid clinic

The demographics and biochemical characteristics of patients classified with SBR definite FH (n=6) and possible FH (n=134) are shown in Table 2. In summary, a pathogenic FH mutation (pathogenic...

Facilitating the adherence journey of children, adolescents, and adults on long-term growth hormone therapy

Treatment adherence is a key factor influencing the outcomes of long-term growth hormone treatment. Suboptimal adherence has a substantial negative impact on patients (such as poorer health outcomes),...

A Nurse-Led Clinic Model for the Treatment of Cervical Dystonia Using Botulinum Toxin

The classification system for dystonia (see Table 1), is based on clinical characteristics (age at onset, body distribution, temporal pattern, the coexistence of other movement disorders and...

Maximising intercultural learning opportunities: learning with, from and about students from different cultures

Students need to appreciate the importance of intercultural competence development as a means of developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work in culturally diverse healthcare settings. Choi...

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