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Corneal disease is one of the major causes of blindness worldwide. Removal of the damaged cornea and transplant of donated tissue is often the only option available to patients to improve and restore vision. This paper discusses corneal transplant with consideration given to penetrating keratoplasty (PK), a traditional full thickness corneal transplant and… (More)
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) have been associated with the occurrence of seizures both with overdoses and with therapeutic doses. Seizures with therapeutic doses of TCA have been reported in patients both with and without previous histories of seizures. The incidence of seizures possibly precipitated by TCAs was examined retrospectively in a population… (More)
AIM This paper is a review protocol that will be used to identify, critically appraise and synthesize the best current evidence relating to the use of teaching portfolios for educators in further and higher education. BACKGROUND While portfolio use as a means to assist students in further and higher education has undergone extensive research and review,… (More)
The purpose of this literature review is to explore the value of portfolio building and the registered nurse under the following themes: assessment of competence; work-based reflection; lifelong learning; creating career pathways and the contribution a portfolio makes to the professional development of the nurse. This review concludes that for portfolios to… (More)
This article describes the development and evaluation of an online clinical supervision resource. Technology-based learning is on the increase and is viewed as an excellent resource that offers flexibility to managers, educators and students. However, by creating a more flexible approach to training, nurses may feel under pressure to conduct and complete… (More)
Most patients no longer require an overnight stay before their surgical intervention, leaving nurses with a limited amount of time to prepare them for surgery.