Redefining undergraduate nurse teaching during the coronavirus pandemic: use of digital technologies.
This article provides examples of tools that can be used to deliver the theoretical component of the undergraduate nursing curriculum and ways of supporting students and colleagues in these unprecedented times. PMID: 32463742 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Leigh J, Vasilica C, Dron R, Gawthorpe D, Burns E, Kennedy S, Kennedy R, Warburton T, Croughan C Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

From novice student to frontline care of COVID-19 patients in just 6 months.
PMID: 32463743 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lowes H Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Why are more BAME people dying from COVID-19?
PMID: 32463744 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Peate I Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Social prescribing: collaboration in times of stability and crisis.
PMID: 32463745 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Howarth M, Leigh J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Physical health assessment for people with a severe mental illness.
PMID: 32463746 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Mitchell A, Hill B Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Systemic anti-cancer therapy delivery in the home: a service model.
This article provides a detailed examination of the requirements necessary to successfully develop a home service for the delivery of systemic anticancer treatment. The authors discuss the criteria used to identify suitable at-home treatments, as well as necessary resources and equipment. The success of the Christie at Home service was examined using a patient survey to assess the standard of this care. Details are given regarding the challenges of implementing a homecare service and potential future challenges. As an example, systemic treatment with eribulin as a 'Christie at Home' therapy demonstrates the practicalities ...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Burns V, Misra V, Paton N Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Changing practice: moving to a specialist nurse-led service for BRCA gene testing.
Abstract Some 5-10% of all breast cancers are associated with a pathogenic variant in a breast cancer-associated gene (BRCA1/BRCA2). Historically, with referral to the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust's clinical genetics department for genetic testing, waiting times were on average 12-14 weeks for an initial appointment and 4-6 months to obtain results from the date of testing. A specialist, nurse-led mainstreaming cancer genetics (MCG) service was set up in the trust's Nottingham Breast Institute (NBI) to: reduce waiting times for the initial consultation, counselling, consent and obtaining results for B...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Scott N, O'Sullivan J, Asgeirsson K, Macmillan D, Wilson E Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

From staff nurse to nurse consultant: Survival Guide part 12: Surviving social media.
Abstract John Fowler, Educational Consultant, explores how to survive your nursing career. PMID: 32463749 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Fowler J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

These are the hands that care.
Abstract Sam Foster, Chief Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals, considers how leaders can help their staff in times of stress, grief and bereavement during the current pandemic. PMID: 32463750 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Foster S Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Prostate cancer in Scotland: an evolutionary journey.
PMID: 32463751 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Walker K Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Patient safety reports round-up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abstract John Tingle, Lecturer in Law, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, discusses some recent patient safety reports, revealing that patient safety concerns continue during the current pandemic. PMID: 32463752 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Tingle J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

The journey from nurse to advanced nurse practitioner: applying concepts of role transitioning.
This article explores nurse to advanced nurse practitioner transitional journeys, a concept that has not previously been researched in depth from an Irish perspective. The theories of Benner, Woods, and Bourdieu are reviewed to explore whether an advance practice career trajectory results in unique nurse-to-ANP role transitioning. Contextualising possible personal, professional and educational transitions may enable the promotion of effective career 'scaffolding' to enhance a smooth transition for aspiring ANPs into advanced nursing practice roles. PMID: 32463753 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerr L, Macaskill A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Surgical role expansion among the NHS workforce.
Abstract Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses the new government initiative to train nurses and other healthcare staff to become surgical care practitioners. PMID: 32463754 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

COVID-19 and cancer care.
PMID: 32463755 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Foulkes M Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

The benefits of latex-free gloves in the operating room environment.
This article presents four case studies, in which health professionals in a perioperative setting compare the advantages and disadvantages of using traditional latex surgical gloves with those of latex-free gloves manufactured by Cardinal Health. The findings of these case studies suggest that these latex-free gloves are equal to latex gloves in terms of establishing asepsis and providing comfort and dexterity to the wearer, without presenting the risk of developing latex sensitivity and/or allergy. PMID: 32463756 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Henry N, Icot R, Jeffery S Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Hypovolaemic shock.
PMID: 32463757 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Hill B, Mitchell A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

We're all in this together.
PMID: 32463758 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Boulton J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Use of a closed-system drug transfer device reduces contamination with doxorubicin during bolus injection.
CONCLUSION: Use of a CSTD significantly decreased the number of spills and level of contamination compared with the currently used technique and, consequently, the use of such devices offers a safer working environment for nurses. PMID: 32463759 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Marler-Hausen T, Holt C, Headley C, Sessink P Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Safe and effective use of phototherapy and photochemotherapy in the treatment of psoriasis.
This article examines the history of phototherapy and photochemotherapy and looks at current phototherapy treatments used for psoriasis. It discusses side effects of treatment and regimens that can be followed to increase effectiveness of treatment and minimise risks. The role of the nurse phototherapist is also discussed. PMID: 32463760 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Campbell J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Ensuring safe practice during the pandemic.
Abstract Sam Foster, Chief Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals, considers the range of issues that needs to be considered to enable retired nurses and those redeployed from other areas to care for patients with COVID-19. PMID: 32407221 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Foster S Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Orthostatic hypotension: clinical review and case study.
This article will reflect on the case study of a 54-year-old female patient who presented with a possible TLOC, and had a background of long-term depression. Differential diagnoses will be discussed, but the article will focus on orthostatic hypotension. Being diagnosed with this condition is independently associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality. Causes of orthostatic hypotension and the pathophysiology behind the condition will be discussed, highlighting the importance of obtaining an accurate clinical history. This is extremely pertinent if a patient collapses in an NHS setting and this is witnessed by n...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Bailey R, Mortimore G Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Innovation, education and variety: the career of a Ugandan nurse.
PMID: 32407223 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Grainger M Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Duty, indemnity and immunity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abstract Richard Griffith, Senior Lecturer in Health Law at Swansea University, considers arrangements for indemnifying nurses returning to practice in the pandemic, and whether nurses might be given immunity from negligence claims. PMID: 32407224 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Griffith R Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

The meaning of hope for individuals with spinal cord injury in Brazil.
CONCLUSION: Hope in people with spinal cord injury helped them cope with the fundamental changes to their daily lives. Hope played an important role in articulating coping strategies and setting and achieving goals. These findings may help nurses understand the limits and potentialities of hope as an instigator of goals in the daily life of individuals with spinal cord injury. PMID: 32407225 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Zuchetto MA, Schoeller SD, Tholl AD, Lima DKS, Neves da Silva Bampi L, Ross CM Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

A simple method to secure data-driven improvement of perioperative care.
CONCLUSION: The local ERAS unit has been shown to accelerate implementation of ERAS programmes in all surgical specialties, facilitated by procedure-specific LOS and re-admission data, combined with audit data. PMID: 32407226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jakobsen DH, Kehlet H Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Litigation and patient-carer, safety issues in the COVID-19 crisis.
Abstract John Tingle, Lecturer in Law, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, discusses some recent reports on litigation issues and patient-health carer safety in the COVID-19 crisis. PMID: 32407227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Tingle J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Short-term urinary catheters and their risks: an integrated systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Short-term urinary catheters should be strictly monitored and removed as soon as they are not required. PMID: 32407228 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Gyesi-Appiah E, Brown J, Clifton A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

With hope in our hearts.
PMID: 32407229 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Brocksom J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Safeguarding children with long-term conditions from COVID-19.
Abstract Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses strategies to protect children with long-term health conditions from acquiring the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. PMID: 32407230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Urology nurses lead the way in adopting an innovative prostate biopsy technique.
Abstract Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer pathways. PMID: 32407231 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Rusere J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Nurses step up to the challenge of working during the pandemic.
Abstract Chief Nursing Officers for Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England Jean White, Charlotte McArdle, Fiona McQueen and Ruth May all agree that, although plans to mark International Nurses' Day are on hold, we must still find time to celebrate nurses across all specialties who have responded with speed and flexibility. PMID: 32407232 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: White J, McArdle C, McQueen F, May R Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Nursing in a pandemic.
PMID: 32407233 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Wood C Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Introduction to sacral neuromodulation therapy for urinary bladder dysfunction using an InterStim system.
Abstract Sacral neuromodulation is an internationally endorsed therapy recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for patients who have refractory overactive bladder symptoms and/or idiopathic non-obstructive urinary retention when conservative treatments have failed or when patients have been unable to tolerate them. The Medtronic InterStim System used at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham received CE mark approval in 1995 for bladder indications. To date, over 300 000 patients worldwide have been treated, with 61-90% reporting satisfaction with treatment (Sutherland et al, 2007; Leo...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Harries F Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Improving oral care for hospitalised patients: choosing appropriate products.
DISCUSSION: The literature review identified a number of oral care problems and investigated a range of products. RESULTS: The main finding was that there is a need for a definitive, evidence-based oral care guideline on the products suitable for different oral care conditions, including dysphagia, xerostomia, mucositis, and for patients wearing dentures. PMID: 32407235 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Woon C Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

The development of critical care nursing education in Zambia.
CONCLUSION: This project has had an impact on improving critical care nurses' knowledge and skills and provided the foundations for the BSc in critical care nursing. PMID: 32407236 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Carter C, Mukonka PS, Sitwala LJ, Howard-Hunt B, Notter J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

'I am not an angel, I am a nurse, I am human'.
PMID: 32407237 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Peate I Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

An overview of the diagnoses and treatments for penile cancer.
This article aims to provide health professionals with an introduction and update on the epidemiology and aetiology of penile cancer, as well as the techniques used to diagnose penile cancer and the current treatment options. The article highlgihts the importance of early diagnosis and the role that the clinical nurse specialist in plays supporting those diagnosed with the penile cancer and their families. PMID: 32407238 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Akers C, Holden F Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Role of nurses in addressing modifiable risk factors for early Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment.
Abstract A multidisciplinary advisory group of health professionals involved in dementia care assessed the current evidence base regarding modifiable risk factors (MRFs) for early Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Based on evidence from the published literature and clinical experience, MRFs in four areas were identified where there is evidence to support interventions that may help delay cognitive decline or reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease: medical (eg cardiovascular risk factors), psychosocial (eg depression, anxiety, social isolation), lifestyle (eg lack of physical activity, s...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Hope K Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Medical adhesive-related skin injuries associated with vascular access: minimising risk with Appeel Sterile.
Abstract Vascular access device insertion is a common procedure in healthcare, and complications associated with vascular access can be serious and cause considerable patient harm. The use of care bundles to reduce the risks of these complications is well documented. However, the removal of devices, especially those associated with medical adhesive, can cause significant skin injuries, which often could be avoided if this aspect is included in the care bundle and the risk factors are better understood in healthcare. Appeel Sterile is an effective sterile silicone-based medical adhesive remover that is available in...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Barton A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Healthcare regulators' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abstract Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses how the Care Quality Commission and the Nursing and Midwifery Council are working during the COVID-19 pandemic. PMID: 32324454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasper A Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Ultrasound-detected venous changes associated with peripheral intravenous placement in children.
CONCLUSION: PIV-associated venous changes are seen with US in the majority of pediatric patients with indwelling PIVs but are not necessarily appreciated on physical exam. These changes may help explain the high rate of pediatric PIV device failure. Given the small sample size, further investigation is needed to better characterize PIV-associated venous changes in children. PMID: 32324455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Goel D, Smitthimedhin A, Yadav B, Vellody R, Lele M, Meagher E, Yarmolenko P, Sharma KV Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

COVID-19 safety in maternity care: lessons for the whole NHS.
Abstract John Tingle, Lecturer in Law, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, discusses some recent reports in maternity care, which can be seen to also to have general application across all clinical specialities. PMID: 32324456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Tingle J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Epicardial pacing wires after cardiac surgery: an Irish cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Unused pacing wires are normally removed on day 4, but for 77 (47%) of patients they remained in place longer. Forty patients (24%) had delayed wire removal because of a policy of wire removal during business hours only. Of these 40 patients, 27 (17% of the 77 with delayed removal) had delayed discharge as a result of our wire removal policy. PMID: 32324457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Kiely N, O'Brien F, Mooney M Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Improving patient safety.
PMID: 32324458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: DeVries M Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

COVID-19 and palliative care.
PMID: 32324459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Peate I Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Looking beyond the coronavirus: lessons and principles.
PMID: 32324460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: McKinnon J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Clinically indicated replacement of peripheral vascular catheters: is it safe for patients?
Abstract Replacing peripheral vascular catheters when clinically indicated rather than routinely has multiple benefits for patients and practitioners. Managing vascular catheters based on clinical indication provides early opportunities for intervention, or catheter removal or replacement. Where clinically indicated, peripheral vascular catheters can be used for a long time, and this is aided by decision-making tools such as the visual infusion phlebitis score and care bundles. Fewer cannulations result in less pain, better patient comfort and a lower risk of infection. For each cannulation avoided, about 20 minut...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Poovelikunnel TT, Duffy F, Puthussery T, Gangadharan S, McCormack F, Carpenter H, Kizhakedath M, Hawkshaw S Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

The COVID-19 pandemic.
PMID: 32324462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Hill B Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Peripheral intravenous cannulation: reducing pain and local complications.
This article outlines the factors that can cause pain for adult patients requiring a PIVC and recommends that the use of local anaesthetics be more widely considered when inserting a cannula. The identification, prevention and clinical management of commonly occurring painful local complications that can arise post-PIVC insertion are also discussed. PMID: 32324463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Welyczko N Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Central venous catheter infection in Canadian home parenteral nutrition patients: a 5-year multicenter retrospective study.
Abstract HIGHLIGHTS: A lower central venous catheter (CVC) infection rate suggests an improvement in practice and education. CVC infection remains a complication that often requires significant health care resources. Use of tunneled CVC and patient education on catheter care reduces CVC infection rates. OBJECTIVES: CVC infection is one of the most frequent, life-threatening complications in home parenteral nutrition (HPN) patients. Our objective was to conduct a 5-year retrospective chart review regarding CVC infections in 3 adult HPN programs. METHODS: Data were collected from the Canadian HPN Registry ...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Saqui O, Fernandes G, Allard J Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research