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Hypothermia and cold injuries in children and young people

Although often associated with extreme conditions and environments such as during military combat, natural disaster or arctic exploration, hypothermia and cold injuries can also occur in more familiar...

Antegrade continence enema stoppers: a pilot study on patient preferences

The study was a prospective cohort study using two time points of evaluation, conducted between June 2019 and August 2020. The authors registered this pilot project as a service evaluation locally...

The impact of clinical simulation on the development of advanced practice skills

Simulation has been used in medical, nursing and dental education for the past 60 years (DH, 2011). It is defined as:.

Students' experience of the challenges of using assertive communication

Assertiveness is the ability to express ones' rights, thoughts and feelings without denying the rights of others, creating equality in relationships (Alberti and Emmons, 2017). In health care, it...

Role of the teenage and young adult blood and marrow stem-cell transplant clinical nurse specialist

The author experienced numerous challenges in establishing this role. This was not only because this was a new role in the author's workplace, but also because there were no other practitioners in...

A student coaching in practice (SCiP) approach: the impact on adult field pre-registration nursing students

Coaching is a term that is used across a multitude of disciplines including health care and is not a new concept (Lobo et al, 2014; Clutterbuck et al, 2016). In the UK nursing arena, supervisory...

Can restorative clinical supervision positively impact the psychological safety of midwives and nurses?

The delivery of health care is not always high quality, with reports highlighting failings and poor patient experiences and outcomes. The implications of poor quality and unsafe care can be...

An exploration of undergraduate nursing students' experiences of mentorship in an Irish hospital

The aim of this study was to explore undergraduate nursing students' experiences of mentorship while in hospital clinical placements..

Towards net zero: reducing the carbon footprint of nursing uniforms

Many factors contribute to the carbon emissions of the NHS – which produces 4-5% of the UK's total carbon emissions (NHS, 2020 – from its day-to-day processes to the environmental impact of...

Is nurse education too focused on acute care?

As in secondary care, there is an abundance of unfilled vacancies in community nursing. Specialist community practitioner (SCP) courses in district nursing (SCPDN), child nursing (SCPCN), and...

Past cases provide basis to improve patient safety education and training

One way to reflect on errors is to look at closed legal claims and examine the causes of litigation. This is a valuable exercise, as it enables a wealth of important detail to be obtained. Solicitors...

Leave of absence under the Mental Health Act 1983

‘Grant to any patient who is for the time being liable to be detained in a hospital under this Part of this Act leave to be absent from the hospital subject to such conditions (if any) as that...

Being a compassionate leader

‘A compassionate leader is someone who uses a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence to truly listen to what people tell them, then responds with empathy and action that makes a...

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