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Advanced clinical practice

Assessing the impact of introducing trainee advanced clinical practitioners onto an acute oncology triage unit

The acute oncology triage unit at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust sees oncology and haematology patients presenting with various side effects of systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) and complications...

Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning for advanced clinical practitioners in sexual health

As highlighted in the previous article (McPhillips and Wood, 2022) consent is critical when pursuing any sexual health examination and/or investigation. It may be given either orally, in writing or...

Consultation and clinical assessment for advanced clinical practitioners in sexual health

History taking and examination should always be undertaken with the patient's comfort in mind. While all consultation episodes should be undertaken in a sensitive and professional manner, this is...

Renal and ureteric stones: a clinical review

Stones form in the presence of increased urinary supersaturation, which occurs when the urine solvent contains more solutes than it can hold in solution (Khan et al, 2016). Supersaturation results in...

A multidisciplinary learning approach: training, preparation and role transition

A cross-section mixed-methods design survey was developed to explore learner experiences of ANP/ACP training and role transition. Evaluation research methodologies and their application were examined...

A multidisciplinary learning approach: a narrative review

The SPIDER (sample, phenomenon of interest, design, evaluation and research type) was used to develop eligibility criteria, develop a search strategy and facilitate rigour in the research (Cooke et...

Research as part of the advanced clinical practitioner role

Healthcare is constantly changing, with the evidence base expanding exponentially (Tsay and Yang, 2005). As independent practitioners, ACPs need research capability to keep abreast of the developing...

Chronic kidney disease and renal replacement therapy: an overview for the advanced clinical practitioner

The following broad definition of CKD from the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes group (KDIGO) has been widely adopted:.

Taking advanced clinical practice to the streets: an evaluation of the benefits and challenges in homeless health care

The definition of homelessness includes people sleeping rough, sofa-surfing or living in squats, emergency shelters or hostels (Homeless Link, 2014). Socially excluded people are 10 times more likely...

Perceptions of competency in advanced clinical practice

This study aimed to explore ACPs' perceptions of the term competency and how they evidence competency in their practice..

From expert to advanced clinical practitioner and beyond

‘Health professionals working at the level of advanced clinical practice will exercise autonomy and decision making in a context of complexity, uncertainty and varying risk, holding accountability...

Leadership and management for nurses working at an advanced level

‘Advanced clinical practice is delivered by experienced, registered health and care practitioners. It is a level of practice characterised by a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making....

The knowledge and skills required of advanced level practitioners for accreditation and safe practice

The advanced level practice role started within the nursing profession in the 1960s in the USA. In the UK, advanced practice has had a mixed history since the role was first defined in 1993 by the...

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