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Emergency management of neck stoma patients during the coronavirus pandemic: a national nurse survey

A nationwide prospective survey was formulated and distributed electronically to nurses across all specialties within primary and secondary care. Dissemination platforms included direct contact with...

The global mental health burden of COVID-19 on critical care staff

The authors started by asking the participants a few general questions around their wellbeing and anxieties (Table 2). The feeling of support from the general public was strong, with 74% of...

The ‘loneliness pandemic’: implications for gerontological nursing

All human beings develop an intrinsic need to remain connected with others, therefore social distancing—ie, efforts to maintain physical distance between people and reduce in-person contact to reduce...

The importance of understanding burnout: an oncology nurse perspective

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion resulting in increased mental distance and low personal satisfaction in work activities (Sabo, 2011; Maslach and Leiter, 2016; Dyrbye et...

COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine administration

COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Transmission is primarily via respiratory (droplet and aerosol) and...

Challenges and opportunities identified for lymphoedema services in Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic

Initial scoping of staff perceptions regarding the impact of the pandemic on services, patients and roles as well as the acceptability of study method shaped the study. Four scoping questions were...

Guidelines for managing people with lymphoedema remotely: a post-COVID-19 response document

This document presents pragmatic guidance for lymphoedema services. It is based on analysis of the national response of Lymphoedema Network Wales (LNW) during the first few months of the COVID-19...

Personal protective equipment: knowledge of the guidance

This novel study, to our knowledge the first to be described within the literature, served to assess awareness, confidence levels and knowledge of current PPE and AGP guidance among UK nursing staff..

Critical care nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic: a story of resilience

The four components of resilience are not redundant concepts during a pandemic; however, the ways in which they play out may be idiosyncratic and unconventional. Their portrayal can help broaden our...

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...

Nutritional Care in Relation to COVID-19

Research relating to the metabolic function of patients with COVID-19 is scarce. Until more research is published, general nutrition principles involving critical care patients should be the focus of...

COVID-19 and hand hygiene: the vital importance of hand drying

Residual moisture on the hands and the amount of time hands are wet or exposed to wetness, are factors of importance in terms of hand hygiene and infection prevention. Water exposure can cause...

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...

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...

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