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This paper presents the results of an experimental evaluation of a change in assessment practice in one comprehensive secondary school. The school divided 104 Year 7 pupils into four mixed-ability teaching groups. One of these was given enhanced formative feedback on their work for one year, but no marks or grades. The other three groups were given marks(More)
Due to their efficacy in deactivating a range of microbial pathogens, particularly amoebic cysts, iodine-based disinfectants have been a popular option for point-of-use (POU) drinking water disinfection by campers, the military, and rural consumers in developing countries. Recently, concerns regarding the formation of cytotoxic and genotoxic iodinated(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (Bmp) are major players in the formation of the vertebrate body plan due to their crucial role in patterning of the dorsal-ventral (DV) axis. Despite the highly conserved nature of Bmp signalling in vertebrates, the consequences of changing this pathway can be species-specific. Here, we report that Bmp plays an important role in(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy of a public health intervention to reduce blood mercury (Hg) concentration levels in pregnant Bermudian women. METHODS In 2003, we conducted a study entitled "Prenatal exposure of the Bermudian Population to Environmental Contaminants" which provided Bermuda's first baseline data on prenatal exposure to several(More)
This article explores the new Nursing and Midwifery Council Code (2008) in relation to venepuncture and, through analysing each clause, will present key considerations for good practice. The skill of venepuncture is discussed and, using a scenario, will review the technique and the impact of the Code on the practitioner. Any clinical skill requires safe and(More)
  • DOROTHY J. DELLA NOCE, Paul Henry Beadle, +6 authors Megan Steehler
Rosters, lists of mediators who purport to meet a specified set of criteria, have become a popular feature in the landscape of mediator quality assurance mechanisms. In fact, rosters have been described as “the single most important form of credentialing for mediators today.”1 While membership on a roster is certainly not an assurance of competence per se,(More)
INTRODUCTION Given the severity and impact of the current Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in the Americas, numerous countries have rushed to develop research studies to assess ZIKV and its potential health consequences. In an effort to ensure that studies are comprehensive, both internally and externally valid, and with reliable results, the World Health(More)
Intravenous therapy is a crucial and indispensable aspect of nursing practice in acute settings, and is expanding into community care. Peripheral venous cannulation is a common intervention and carries inherent risks to patients. This article explores preventative and risk-management aspects relating to peripherally-inserted cannulae, focusing on insertion,(More)