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POSTER PRESENTATION Pain is a ubiquitous sensation experienced by all, but unique in its manifestation and multifarious in nature. It can be extremely difficult to manage and treat, even when predicted, as in the case of surgery or childbirth. Consequently, pain has been the subject of numerous studies and while some research suggests that postoper...
Introduction As graduate tutors in nursing education, we are relatively newly qualified professionals who have returned to academia to assist in undergraduate teaching while undergoing a programme of doctoral study. As such we have undergone a ‘HFS journey’ as we have encountered HFS as students, been influenced by it in our practice, and utilised...
This article aims to provide background information on blood pressure. It outlines the anatomy and physiology associated with the skill of blood pressure measurement, and the varying techniques for taking blood pressure readings, both invasively and non-invasively. It further explains the steps for taking a manual blood pressure and provides top ti...
Part two of this series on the care of the surgical patient introduces readers to some of the additional risks associated with patients who are undergoing surgery and taking oral anticoagulants. It explores the use of vitamin K antagonists and heparin. Some of the management strategies and additional considerations that need to be addressed during...
This article provides clinical guidance on the care of a patient undergoing an elective surgical procedure. It discusses preoperative care and the preparation of the patient. It aims to provide an awareness of the complications associated with perioperative care. Through the use of a patient case study, the authors demonstrate the care required acr...
Successful pain assessment and management can only be achieved if health professionals adopt a holistic and multimodal approach, incorporating the use of person-centred assessment processes, compassionate communication and a variety of management strategies, chosen in partnership with the patient.
Katy Skarparis, Lecturer, Adult Nursing, Northumbria University (email@example.com) and Claire Ford, Lecturer, Adult Nursing, Northumbria University describe how to select a suitable site and take a blood sample using vacuum collection tubes
Claire Ford, Lecturer, Adult Nursing ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), and Laura J Park, Graduate Tutor, of Northumbria University, describe how to maintain good skin health to reduce the risk of infection.
A critical ethnographic exploration of preoperative pain planning for day case surgery patients Objectives Pain is a ubiquitous sensation experienced by all, but unique and multifarious in nature1. In an attempt to reduce perioperative pain there has been a multitude of studies examining its management. However, there appears to be limited research...
The use of simulation is just one example of a recent innovative advancement in nursing education. However, for some students, this medium of teaching can be a daunting experience. Therefore this presentation provides insight into some of the thoughts and feelings of a representative group of students and graduate tutors at Northumbria University....