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The scope and variance of clinical nurse specialist job descriptions

The UK experience is not unique. A CNS may be integral to many patients' care pathways, although there is little uniformity in the evolution of nursing specialties with respect to role titles, scope...

Using patient and public involvement to identify priorities for research in long-term conditions management

The feedback portion of the workshop began the initial analysis as common themes across the groups were identified and discussed further as a unified group. This discussion was again recorded in note...

Reflections on setting up a nursing preceptorship programme

‘Providing support and guidance enabling new registrants to make the transition from student to accountable practitioner.’ .

A guide to the NMC emergency standards for nurse education during the current deployment of student nurses

Tables 1 –4 provide key information taken from the NMC Emergency Standards for Nursing and Midwifery Education (NMC, 2020). The standards are then explored in terms of the implications for...

The journey from nurse to advanced nurse practitioner: applying concepts of role transitioning

Advanced nursing practice has been in existence internationally for over 50 years, with the USA spearheading developments in the 1960s (Begley et al, 2010). Many countries subsequently followed suit,...

Redefining undergraduate nurse teaching during the coronavirus pandemic: use of digital technologies

It is not clear when universities will reopen, allowing for the resumption of the delivery of nurse education that provides the face-to-face and online theoretical learning opportunities. What we do...

Use of a closed-system drug transfer device reduces contamination with doxorubicin during bolus injection

The study was performed in compliance with institutional guidelines. The nurses participated voluntarily..

Systemic anti-cancer therapy delivery in the home: a service model

Findings from the EMBRACE phase 3 clinical trial showed that eribulin significantly improves overall survival relative to treatment of physician's choice in patients with heavily pretreated metastatic...

Changing practice: moving to a specialist nurse-led service for BRCA gene testing

Descriptive statistics, tests for normality and independent t-test statistical analyses were performed using Stata 16 software..

Short-term urinary catheters and their risks: an integrated systematic review

UCs are inserted for short-term or long-term purposes (Bardsley, 2015). They are used mainly as a short-term measure in the clinical area to relieve retention of urine (Meddings et al, 2014). A...

Introduction to sacral neuromodulation therapy for urinary bladder dysfunction using an InterStim system

The results of a survey carried out in 2005 in Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK suggested that the sum total costs of overactive bladder with urge urinary incontinence for patients...

An overview of the diagnoses and treatments for penile cancer

The penis has a root and a shaft. The root anchors the penis in the perineum and the shaft is the external visible part of the organ, which ends in an enlarged triangular tip known as the glans penis,...

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