Exploring key risks associated with the use of medical devices, injuries that can result from their use and how to prevent harm to patients
Authors Joanna L. Ford, PhD, BSc, is research and development officer; Pete Phillips, MRPharmS, BPharm, is director; both at surgical material testing laboratory, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.
This two-part unit explores the monitoring of patients receiving a blood transfusion. This first part outlines the importance of making careful checks before the transfusion, as well as that of monitoring a patient receiving a transfusion.
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Clinical supervision using the 4S model 3: how to support supervisors and sustain schemesSubscription
After training, supervisors need ongoing support to enable them to deliver effective supervision. It is vital to plan how to sustain supervision schemes
With the coming radical changes in healthcare commissioning, nurses should engage with local plans to develop GP consortia to ensure their voices are heard
People with long term physical health conditions are at greater risk of suffering from depression. NICE provides guidance on carrying out assessments
ECGs 1: how to carry out monitoringSubscription
The first in a three-part series on electrocardiograms explores continual monitoring
ECGs: how to recognise an abnormal recordingSubscription
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Sharon Wood outlines why pain at the end of life is often not diagnosed in older people, how it should be assessed and how medication and non-pharmacological methods can be used in its management.