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Nursing and aggression in the workplace: a systematic review.
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Physical aggression was found to be most frequent in mental health, nursing homes and emergency departments while verbal aggression was more commonly experienced by general nurses. Expand
Socialization of student nurses – the role of the mentor
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The paper concludes that the mentor role is essential in preparing students for their professional role and in ensuring that they reach the competencies required of a registered practitioner. Expand
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for spinal wounds: a systematic review.
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Larger prospective RCTs are needed to support the current evidence that it is effective in treating spinal wound complications and future studies should investigate its use as a prophylactic treatment to prevent infection and report data relating to safety and health economics. Expand
Update to device-related pressure ulcers: SECURE prevention. COVID-19, face masks and skin damage.
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The aim is to provide frontline staff with a clear, simple strategy on how to prevent the risk of personal skin damage and/or DRPU during the pandemic, as well as point them in the direction of more indepth guidance on long-term strategies for prevention, for both themselves and patients. Expand
Evidence update on prevention of surgical site infection
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The incidence of SSI after surgery is not falling and some advances might be included into these care bundles, but more research is needed together with improved compliance with care bundles. Expand
Topical antimicrobial agents for the treatment of chronic wounds.
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An overview of the historical use of honey, silver and iodine for the treatment of infected wounds progressing through to modern day use and the current evidence base for the use of these antimicrobial agents in the management ofinfected wounds is presented. Expand
The clinical credibility of nurse educators: time the debate was put to rest.
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It is proposed that the focus of the nurse lecturer should not be on establishing clinical credibility but on developing strong partnerships between academic and service areas to facilitate high quality preparation of nursing students for future roles within a diverse and dynamic profession. Expand
The theory-practice relationship in nursing: a debate.
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The authors of this article met during a break between sessions at a research conference held in Surfers Paradise Australia and debated the existence or not of a gap between the theory and practice of nursing. Expand
Bridging the theory–practice gap? The role of the lecturer/practitioner in supporting pre-registration students gaining clinical experience in an orthopaedic unit
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The role of the lecturer/practitioner in bridging the theory–practice gap for pre-registration student nurses gaining their clinical experience within orthopaedic wards is explored. Expand
Problem based learning: developing the triggers. Experiences from a first wave site.
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The approach taken in one first wave pilot site to developing the problem based scenarios for student nurse learning is described and it is hoped that the experiences will help other educationalists who are new to scenario or trigger development. Expand
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