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Epicardial pacing wires after cardiac surgery: an Irish cross-sectional study

The aim of this study was to evaluate the insertion, use, duration and complications of epicardial pacing wires following cardiac surgery in a cohort of patients in Ireland. The overall aim of the...

How to undertake a literature search: enhancing your search

Before thinking about other resources, do beware of bias in your results. Three areas of possible bias are database bias, time-lag bias and publication bias. Database bias means relying too much on...

Peripheral intravenous cannulation: reducing pain and local complications

Although peripheral IV cannulation has been part of the scope of professional practice for registered nurses and appropriately trained support workers, such as healthcare assistants and assistant...

Clinically indicated replacement of peripheral vascular catheters: is it safe for patients?

Nurses, as well as other clinical personnel, who have been certified as competent, insert PVCs in the hospital. Standard precautions training, including hand hygiene, is mandatory for all staff when...

The potential role of nurses in leading positive behaviour support

While PBS is described as a multicomponent framework that is delivered through an multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach, nurses' views of PBS were lacking in literature until recently (Savarimuthu,...

Traditional and complementary medicine in a nephrology department: practitioner knowledge and advice

This study was conducted in accordance with the principles guiding healthcare and research in the field of social health. Data confidentiality was guaranteed in accordance with the European General...

How to undertake a literature search: a step-by-step guide

First, write out your title and check that you understand all the terms. Look up the meaning of any you do not understand. An online dictionary or medical encyclopaedia may help with this. If your...

An exploration of pre-operative fasting practices in adult patients having elective surgery

A systematic literature search was carried out using the following key words:.

Staff unavailability and safe staffing: are headroom allowances ‘realistic’?

The long-standing global shortage of nurses has been widely reported (International Council of Nurses (ICN), 2006; 2019). Clearly, the effective use of existing staff is imperative. The objective of...

Organisational empowerment and assertive communication behaviours: a survey of Jordanian newly qualified nurses

The study was reviewed and approved by the Scientific Research Committee at the School of Nursing at the University of Jordan, and the ethics committees of participating hospitals..

Manual handling: the challenges of different care environments

Health and social care work settings have higher than average reported instances of MSDs, with more than 1400 instances per 100 000 employees (HSE, 2019a). Only construction and the combined...

Understanding roles in health care through interprofessional educational experiences

IPE is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as bringing together students from two or more healthcare professions to learn about, from, and with each other (WHO, 2010). Incorporation of IPE...

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