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COVID-19 outbreak management in a mental healthcare setting

An outbreak has been defined as two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19, or clinically suspected cases of COVID-19, among individuals associated with a specific setting with onset dates within 14 days...

Increased risk of transurethral and suprapubic catheter self-extraction in COVID-19 patients: real-life experience

A total of 472 patients were hospitalised because of COVID-19 disease in the hospital during the evaluated period. Group A consisted of 48 patients, predominantly males (77%), with 9/48 patients...

Service evaluation of a COVID-19 critical care orientation programme

Critical care areas faced particular challenges during the pandemic (Anandaciva, 2020). In the early stages of the pandemic, recognising the need to increase the nursing workforce, many hospitals...

If the public can vaccinate, why not students? Review of a student nurse placement in a mass vaccination centre

In December 2020, as part of an ongoing review of placements within one established partner organisation, the potential learning opportunities within an MVC were discussed. These were identified as...

The diagnostic reasoning involved in interpreting blood results

The body produces blood cells by a process called haemopoiesis in the bone marrow, which is a spongy tissue found in the centre of the bones. Infants produce bone marrow in most of their skeleton but,...

Benefit finding: understanding the impact and public health factors among COVID-19 patients in China

The concept of benefit finding for COVID-19 patients needs to be enhanced and informed. In addition to the education level and whether the patients have suffered from a previous major event, other...

Keeping warfarin patients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic: review of an INR self-testing programme

Between June 2020 and January 2021, 71 patients and two nursing homes were trained in the use of the CoaguChek XS device at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Only one patient was unable to...

Evaluating a psychological support service focused on the needs of critical care and theatres staff in the first wave of COVID-19

Research from previous pandemics has shown that working with additional pressures has both a physical and psychological impact on healthcare workers. For example, about 10% of those working in health...

Adaptation of a stoma care pathway and use of telephone clinics during the pandemic: patient experience survey

CUH is one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a capacity of over 1000 acute beds across its sites (Addenbrooke's Hospital and The Rosie Hospital). In terms of stoma care, it is a specialist...

Psychological impact of caring during the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV nurses

To establish how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on the professional quality of life of HIV nurses in the UK and Ireland..

The experiences of adult nursing students completing a placement during the COVID-19 pandemic

The first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic subjected health and social care systems around the world to unprecedented pressure (Department of Health and Social Care, 2020). In order to meet service...

Providing post-lung transplant care during the time of COVID-19

The Mater hospital had been preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic since December 2019 because it houses the national isolation unit for infectious diseases. This facility is designed to admit, isolate...

Coronavirus: the 7th C affecting the 6Cs. A focus on compassion, care and touch

Caring has historically been considered the essence of nursing (Fahrenwald et al, 2005). There are many definitions and theories of caring, but most scholars consider that it is complex and needs to...

Review of a paediatric inflammatory bowel disease service during the pandemic and the impact of the CNS role

The authors undertook a retrospective review of clinical records and the IBD database from January 2019 to September 2020 at the Evelina London Children's Hospital, a tertiary paediatric...

Redeployment during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: implications for a clinical research workforce

In total, 379 clinical research staff from one NHS Trust were invited to participate; 43 questionnaire responses were received, giving an 11% response rate..

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