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This qualitative study investigates the support worker's role as perceived by health care assistants (HCAs) who have undergone some training and National Vocational Qualification assessments. The findings suggest that the HCAs consider that they support the trained nurses by acting as a link in the communication chain between the patient and carers, and by(More)
AIM To review post-anaesthetic hepatitis in a South African population, given that halothane use is restricted in other countries because of the high mortality and morbidity of its associated type II (idiosyncratic) hepatitis, even though it is still widely used in South Africa. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive, retrospective analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Magnesium (Mg) alloys are promising scaffolds for the next generation of cardiovascular stents because of their better biocompatibility and biodegradation compared to traditional metals. However, insufficient mechanical strength and high degradation rate are still the two main limitations for Mg materials. Hydrofluoric acid (HF) treatment and collagen(More)
BACKGROUND Skin biopsy reports of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are often accompanied by comments on the margins. A physician's management can be influenced by such reports, particularly when the margins are reported as clear and no further interventions are pursued. OBJECTIVE To retrospectively review pathology margins on Mohs(More)
  • B Workman
  • 1999
Many nurses are involved in the management of peripheral intravenous therapy. Using scenarios of common presenting problems and evidence-based interventions, this article describes rationales for best practice. Readers are encouraged to critically appraise their own practice and to consider ways to improve the standard of intravenous therapy in their(More)
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