Cannulation in adults.
PMID: 31303032 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ford C Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Current teaching of psychology in undergraduate adult and comprehensive nursing curricula.
Abstract The need for nurses to understand human behaviour in the context of effective caring has long been established; however, there is no consensus over the teaching and learning of psychology. Recent reported failures in compassionate care have prompted academics and clinicians to revisit this discussion and examine the challenges this poses to education. The author therefore recognises the need to take stock to see if we are any closer to answering the critical question of how to help students use psychology to understand themselves and the people they will be caring for. A literature review was conducted to...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Batterbee RA Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Combating discrimination and inequality.
PMID: 31303034 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Aljuaid HH Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Reflecting on the communication process in health care. Part 1: clinical practice-breaking bad news.
Abstract This is the first of a two-part article on the communication process in health care. The interactive process of effective communication is crucial to enabling healthcare organisations to deliver compassionate, high-quality nursing care to patients, in facilitating interactions between the organisation and its employees and between team members. Poor communication can generate negativity; for instance, misperception and misinterpretation of the messages relayed can result in poor understanding, patient dissatisfaction and lead to complaints. Reflection is a highly beneficial tool. In nursing, it enables nu...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Anderson B Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Exploring the emotions of patients undergoing therapy for hepatitis C.
CONCLUSIONS: the results demonstrate that treatment of HCV has a transformative effect on patients' perception of the impact of HCV on their wellbeing. This may promote a more positive outlook and, in turn, facilitate patient engagement with healthcare. PMID: 31303036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Montague S, Agarwal K, Cannon M Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

A review of the literature on family decision-making at end of life precipitating hospital admission.
Abstract Around 70% of people would prefer to die at home, yet around 50% die in hospital, according to Dying Matters. In collaboration with a local hospice, a literature review was undertaken to address the question: 'what factors precipitate admission to hospital in the last few days of a person's life for those who had expressed a preference to die at home?' Four electronic databases were searched, with a date range of 2008 to 2018. After 80 articles were screened, 13 were included in the review. The findings identified a number of barriers experienced by people with non-cancer conditions nearing the end of lif...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Procter S, Ooi M, Hopkins C, Moore G Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Making the workplace safe.
PMID: 31303038 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Sage S Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Testing the temperature of patient safety in the NHS.
Abstract John Tingle, Global Patient Safety Specialist, ECRI Institute, discusses several recent NHS reports which show the current state of patient safety in the NHS. PMID: 31303039 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Tingle J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

The role of the registered nurse in supporting frailty in care homes.
This article explores frailty and the role of the nurse in assessing for frailty. Three aspects of patient care-nutrition status, polypharmacy and exercise and cognitive function-are discussed as areas where nurses can target their interventions in order to support those considered as frail, aiming to reduce the impact of frailty and negative health outcomes. PMID: 31303040 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Craig L Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

A social approach to health.
Abstract Sam Foster, Chief Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals, considers what acute services can learn from social care and community models for patient-centred, personalised care. PMID: 31303041 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Foster S Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

We are all public health nurses.
Authors: PMID: 31303042 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

An exploration of providing mental health skills in a generic advanced clinical practice programme.
CONCLUSION: insights provided by the ACPiTs showed they recognised the value of mental health teaching and exposure within their training programme in advancing their knowledge and skillset and, ultimately, increasing confidence in their clinical practice. PMID: 31303043 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Chadwick A, Murphy N Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Helping students to self-care and enhance their health-promotion skills.
This article addresses some of the structural causes of student nurse stress and highlights a recent educational initiative at a UK university that aims to equip student nurses with the practical skills required to engage in health promotion and thereby provide benefits for service users and student nurses alike. PMID: 31303044 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Mills A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Consultation before 'do not attempt resuscitation' orders.
Abstract Richard Griffith, Senior Lecturer in Health Law at Swansea University, set out the steps nurses must take to ensure that a DNACPR notice is lawful. PMID: 31303045 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Griffith R Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Bowel clinic survey: telephone versus face-to-face consultations.
PMID: 31303046 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cant N, Cock K Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

The importance of encouraging diversity in leadership roles.
PMID: 31303047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Rufus T Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Social media participatory CPD for nursing revalidation, professional development and beyond.
CONCLUSION: Through using a participatory CPD approach and embracing professional social media applications nurses have moved social media from the concept of a revolution to an evolution. PMID: 31303048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Moorley C, Chinn T Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Keeping patients safe from hospital-acquired infection.
Abstract Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, University of Southampton, discusses strategies used to keep patients in hospital safe from infection. PMID: 31303049 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Enteral feeding tubes: an overview of nursing care.
This article provides a brief overview of the most common types of enteral feeding tubes, their placement and the problems that may be encountered in the care of patients with tubes in situ. It is important that nurses are aware of safety aspects around the insertion and maintenance of feeding tubes, and acquaint themselves with safety guidelines and local policies to ensure that patients do not come to any harm. They must also ensure that they have appropriate training to make certain that they are competent. PMID: 31242099 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Anderson L Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

The voice of wounded people: appreciating the life lived.
PMID: 31242100 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Geraghty J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Florence Nightingale Foundation: what next?
Abstract Newly appointed Chair of the Florence Nightingale Foundation, Dame Yvonne Moores shares her vision for the Foundation. PMID: 31242101 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Moores DY Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Tackling the information overload in healthcare.
PMID: 31242102 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Milne J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

To sleep, perchance?
Abstract Sam Foster, Chief Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals, reflects on the cultural clash between the idea of 'sleeping on the job' and the need for staff to be well rested to ensure safety. PMID: 31242103 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Foster S Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

NPWT: a gate of hope for patients with diabetic foot ulcers.
Abstract Non-healing diabetic foot ulcers are a common and costly complication of type 2 diabetes and can result in lower extremity amputation. This case study concerns a 51-year-old man with a 17-year history of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. He had developed a deep ulcer to the calcaneus of his left foot, which was 12x7 cm in size and infected with multi-drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. He was admitted to hospital for the non-healing diabetic foot ulcer and uncontrollable fever and was a candidate for amputation. He was treated with wound irrigation and debridement as well as negative-pressure wound therapy ...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hajimohammadi K, Makhdoomi K, Zabihi RE, Parizad N Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Policies and strategies to prevent patient falls in hospital.
Abstract Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, University of Southampton, discusses polices and strategies used by nurses to minimise patient falls in hospital. PMID: 31242105 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Running to stand still with patient safety in the NHS?
Abstract John Tingle discusses some major inquiry reports into patient safety crises in the NHS and asks whether any lessons have been learnt from events. PMID: 31242106 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Tingle J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

The importance of skin cleansing in wound care.
PMID: 31242107 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Milne J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Developing and nurturing a community practice clinical network for community children's nurses in Wales.
Abstract Working as a children's community nurse (CCN), especially in remote and rural locations, can evoke feelings of professional isolation. Humans are by nature 'social animals' and the consequences of feeling isolated, and coping with distances, adverse weather and risky situations, could mean that nurses choose to work instead in more familiar and comfortable environments. This can affect retention issues and increase the risk of CCNs experiencing stress, burnout and illness-related absenteeism. The children they care for often have complex needs and parents want their CCN to be 'on the ball'; they will feel...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Dunlop S, Maunder EZ Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Informal carers' experiences and feelings during rehabilitation.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences and feelings of people caring for patients with long-term diseases in a rehabilitation centre. A qualitative research approach was used. Fifteen informal carers were interviewed. The study was conducted in a rehabilitation centre in Greece. Three themes emerged. The first was feelings regarding the patient and the carers themselves, as well as the type of care provided and life at home after discharge from the rehabilitation unit. The second was experiences regarding health professionals and delivered care, and other carers. The third theme was expe...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Pliatsika KA, Sakellari E, Kafkia T, Krepia V, Sapountzi-Krepia D Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Communicating effectively using the TALKS mnemonic.
PMID: 31242110 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Leader C Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Medicinal honey in clinical practice: viable alternative or useful adjunct in wound care management?
Abstract In light of concerns raised about antimicrobial resistance, especially in hospitals, and the rise in bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics scientists are examining alternative sources and strategies to combat infection. Among the plethora of complementary medicines now being considered is honey, particularly manuka honey. Medicinal honey is a relatively new label given to some types of honey that have been shown to be effective antimicrobial agents in in vitro studies. Large-scale clinical trials are yet to be conducted but there is considerable interest and numerous case studies that demonstrate the...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Shan Y Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Addressing sexuality and intimacy in people living with Parkinson's during palliative care and at the end of life.
Abstract Sexuality and intimacy are poorly researched in both people living with Parkinson's and in older people. Triggers for discussion usually centre on sexual dysfunction and hypersexuality in relation to Parkinson's. However, there are many more factors that impact on physical and emotional connectedness. Despite highlighting this unmet need there are limited tools or comprehensive assessments available to help improve quality of life. Further research is required within this field, with emphasis on health professionals' education and on highlighting to patients that they have permission for this topic to be ...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Wright J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Living with Parkinson's-past, present and future: a qualitative study of the subjective perspective.
CONCLUSION: these results, highlighting what living with Parkinson's means over time, may contribute to a better tailoring of nursing practice to the person's needs and rhythm, in a perspective of continuous adaptation. PMID: 31242113 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Maffoni M, Pierobon A, Frazzitta G, Callegari S, Giardini A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

A multicentre, observational evaluation of the product characteristics of two absorbent foam dressings.
Abstract Wound healing is an intrinsic and dynamic process. Wound exudate is a normal feature of wound healing; however, when there is insufficient or excessive production, or the composition of the exudate is harmful, wound healing may be compromised with resulting psychosocial and financial implications. Therefore, the management of exudate is essential for improved patient outcomes and in the prevention of future complications. The purpose of these studies, carried out in Germany and Poland, was to observe and to evaluate the clinical performance of Cutimed® Siltec® and Cutimed Siltec B on patients' wou...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Seckam A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Compression therapy for chronic oedema and venous leg ulcers: CoFlex TLC Calamine.
Abstract The prevalence of venous leg ulcers and chronic oedema is increasing because of the rise in the older population who have comorbidities. Managing and living with these conditions is extremely costly in resource and human terms and there is often a cyclical process of ulceration, healing and recurrence, resulting in significant physical and psychosocial morbidity. Identifying those at risk and advising on lifestyle changes to prevent progression of these conditions will help in avoiding high wound management and compression costs, nursing input and associated patient morbidity. Compression bandaging is the...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Todd M Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Wound care nurse of the year 2019: runner up.
Abstract Cheri Pearce, runner up at the BJN Awards 2019, describes the work she and her team did to be shortlsted. PMID: 31242116 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Pearce C Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Female genital mutilation in the UK: considerations for best nursing practice.
Abstract Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any process that injures or removes part or all of the external female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is a growing public health concern in the UK because of an increase in migration from countries where it is widely practised. Education on FGM for nurses is key to supporting women who have undergone the practice, as well as safeguarding girls and women who are at risk. Nurses must understand the history and culture of FGM as well as the long-term health complications to be able to support affected women both professionally and sensitively. PMID: 312421...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Rose B Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

From staff nurse to nurse consultant: Survival Guide part 2: Surviving as a student.
Abstract John Fowler, Educational Consultant, explores how to survive your nursing career. PMID: 31242118 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Fowler J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Evaluating mindfulness training for medical and PhD nursing students.
CONCLUSIONS: this evaluation found significant improvements in the ability to cope with stress and increased attention and resilience in all students. Although results are not generalisable in this small evaluation, students reported increased concentration levels and improved focus, both of which are likely to impact positively on any psychological symptoms, particularly those related to workload pressures. PMID: 31242119 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Noble H, Reid J, Walsh IK, Ellison SE, McVeigh C Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Bat rabies: a lurking danger.
PMID: 31242120 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Singhal N, Cannon A, Paul SP Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

People deserve better.
PMID: 31242121 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Peate I Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Recording a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG).
PMID: 31242122 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: McStay S Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Barriers to nurses reporting errors and adverse events.
CONCLUSION: the most important approach to overcoming barriers that prevent nurses reporting adverse events would be to develop an atmosphere within which all nurses can report errors and the reasons that led to their occurrence honestly and without fear. PMID: 31188653 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Mansouri SF, Mohammadi TK, Adib M, Lili EK, Soodmand M Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Skin cancer: educating the public on signs and symptoms.
PMID: 31188654 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: van Onselen J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Does oral care with chlorhexidine reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia in mechanically ventilated adults?
Abstract Oral colonisation by pathogens contributes to contracting ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The aim of this review was to determine whether the use of the antiseptic chlorhexidine in the intra-oral cavity reduced its incidence in the critically ill, mechanically ventilated adult. The findings from this review led to the conclusion that chlorhexidine reduced the occurrence of VAP. Although a recommendation to implement the use of intra-oral chlorhexidine for mechanically-ventilated patients within critical care can be made, further exploration into required frequency and method of administration would...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jackson L, Owens M Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Decriminalisation of sex work.
PMID: 31188656 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cahill L Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Improving men's health: successful initiatives and barriers to progress.
Abstract Peter Baker, Director, Global Action on Men's Health ( peter.baker@gamh.org ), discusses initiatives to encourage men to take care of their health and examines the barriers that prevent men from seeking help. PMID: 31188657 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Baker P Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Adrenal insufficiency of patients with graft versus host disease treated with extracorporeal photopheresis.
Abstract Graft versus host disease (GvHD) is a serious and common complication of allogenic haematopoietic stem cell transplant. Corticosteroids are considered the standard care for initial treatment of GvHD but a significant proportion of patients will need long-term steroid treatment for control of GvHD. Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is a cell-based immunomodulatory therapy that is an accepted second line treatment in patients with steroid refractory, dependent or intolerant GvHD and has shown efficacy in allowing steroid dose reduction and discontinuation in this cohort of patients. Adrenal cortical insuff...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Rushton C, Bacon E, Jennings E, Marchetti P, Alfred A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Implementation of the Future Nurse standards in higher education.
PMID: 31188659 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Leigh J, Rowe M, Burke EI Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Care of skin that is oedematous or at risk of oedema.
PMID: 31188660 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - June 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Woods M Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research