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Compliance with a guideline on outpatient medical management of miscarriage in a gynaecology ED

An early miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy ≤13 weeks' gestation (NICE, 2021). This is usually diagnosed by a transvaginal/transabdominal pelvic ultrasound, often after a woman has experienced...

Surgical care practitioners: an audit across the surgical specialties

Surgical care practitioners (SCPs) are permanent members of the surgical team and therefore maintain service provision and provide continuity of care to the patient (Nicholas, 2010). According to the...

Using transanal irrigation in the management of low anterior resection syndrome: a service audit

Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) is a collection of symptoms that may result from a low anterior resection for bowel cancer. Keane et al (2020), in their international consensus definition of...

An audit of the British Thoracic Society asthma discharge care bundle in a teaching hospital

Healthcare organisations use clinical audits to measure their current clinical performance against an explicit set of established criteria. Clinical audits are recommended in certain chronic...

Do nursing textbooks accurately describe pulse oximetry? An audit of current literature

The factors contributing to graduate nurses' pulse oximetry knowledge deficits are not clear but inadequate education may be an associated factor. It has been suggested that the origin of these...

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...

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