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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...

Maintenance of indwelling urinary catheters with a novel polyhexanide-based solution: user experience

These findings indicate that use of PS in everyday clinical practice provides a novel means of catheter maintenance, which has the potential to address CACS such as CAUTI and improve patients' QoL as...

Stakeholder perceptions of curriculum design, development and delivery for continuing e-learning for nurses

CPE is a collaborative process involving management, and clinical and education staff. Participatory action research was identified as a suitable methodology because it facilitates a collaborative...

Critical review of the evidence base regarding theories conceptualising the aetiology of psychosis

The advent of Kraeplinian philosophy in 1911 divided mental illness according to two disparate diagnostic criteria; that of dementia praecox—typified by a youthful onset of florid symptoms:...

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...

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