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At a glance: a guide to venepuncture in adults

The aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) is a method employed to minimise the likelihood of patients contracting infections during clinical procedures. As set out by the Association for Safe Aseptic...

Enhancing dermatology nursing education in Scotland and Ireland: a multifaceted approach

The deficit of appropriate and accessible education, particularly formal courses for highly specialist nurses, has been widely reported, including in dermatology (Gould et al, 2007; Price and...

Altered pathophysiology in common neurological conditions

Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting approximately 50 million people worldwide (Breijyeh and Karaman, 2020), making it the most common cause of dementia among older adults. The...

Targeting malnutrition in patients with COPD in the community

Current figures relating to malnutrition in the UK reveal that up to 3 million people at any one time are living with malnutrition (British Nutrition Foundation, 2023) and 93% of malnutrition occurs...

Promoting kidney health in people with type 2 diabetes: part 2

Secondary prevention aims to minimise the effect of the disease by timely diagnosis using screening before any serious and long-lasting damage has occurred (Karunathilake and Ganegoda, 2018). The use...

Ergonomic comparison of different incontinence products and effects on time and physical demands on carers

In both studies, three absorbent incontinence products were investigated: the elastic slip, the traditional slip, and the belted slip..

Identifying barriers and enablers for a robust independent second check of medication in adult intensive care

An exploratory design was adopted for this work, using a focus group method to generate data and an interpretative approach to analysis to gain an understanding of the reality experienced by nurses of...

The use of clinical simulation in wound care education for nurses: a scoping review protocol

The proposed scoping review will be conducted in accordance with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) methodology for scoping reviews (Peters et al, 2020)..

Understanding nursing perceptions of intravenous fluid management practices

Intravenous fluid administration is a common occurrence among hospitalized patients. Patients often receive IV fluids for various reasons while in the hospital, including resuscitation, maintenance,...

Nursing students' skills in applying short-stretch compression bandages using the control of compression bandaging score

Nurses' knowledge of VLUs and familiarity with compression therapy devices appears to be low (Heyer et al, 2017b; Duran-Saenz et al, 2022). In 2014, Ylönen et al (2014) conducted a systematic review...

Implementation of a midline catheter service in a regional setting

During the two-year study period, 207 midlines were placed, delivering 1,585 dwell days. Table 2 highlights the primary study goals and the outcomes. For one line, the removal date was not recorded....

Autistic nurses: do they exist?

Autism spectrum disorder (ADO) has probably existed for hundreds of years but didn't get its name until the middle of the 19th century (Wolff, 2004). According to mental health literature, autism is a...

Rapid upskilling about COVID-19 vaccines: an evaluation of a novel interprofessional education workshop

An interdisciplinary team of pharmacy and nursing academics (led by SH and HCG) was convened. Through an iterative process, content was produced to cover the vaccine process (Box 1), with academics...

Advanced nursing practice: a review of scopes of practice in cancer care

There are five paediatric ANPs working with children and young people (CYP) and two adult ANPs working with teenage and young adults (TYA) at the Trust. The remit of roles includes:.

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