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Issue : 1 July 2008

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  • Genes and Chromosomes Part 4 - Genetic anomalies and disordersSubscription

    Clinical1 July, 2008

    Genetic disorders are caused by anomalies in genes or chromosomes. These can range from a small alteration in a single gene to the addition or deletion of entire chromosomes.

  • Haemophilia and inhibitors 1: Diagnosis and treatmentSubscription

    Clinical1 July, 2008

    This is a two-part unit on haemophilia and inhibitors. This article, part 1, examines the condition, the problem of inhibitors and treatment options for patients with inhibitors. It also discusses the practical challenges nurses may face in patients’ surgical management.

  • Streamlining a specialist A&E service to enhance patient careSubscription

    Clinical1 July, 2008

    (2008) Streamlining a specialist A&E service to enhance patient care. This is an extended version of the article published in Nursing Times; 104: 26, 29-30.This article describes an initiative to improve services in an ophthalmic A&E department. The multidisciplinary team streamlined the service by introducing a formal triage tool suitable for a unit open during normal working hours, an informal appointments system and ophthalmic nurse practitioners. An internal ...

  • Evaluating patient satisfaction with nurse practitionersSubscription

    Clinical1 July, 2008

    BACKGROUND: Political developments have driven the need to use practitioners other than doctors to deliver services.AIM: To assess patient satisfaction with the advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) role.METHOD: A survey was carried out in one inner-city GP practice in the West Midlands, and the data analysed.RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: In total, 55 questionnaires were completed. Patients expressed significant ...

  • ‘Dignity should rage across every ward'Subscription

    Opinion30 June, 2008

    Will barriers to improving patient dignity be addressed by government and RCN campaigns, asks Louise Hunt

  • NICE limits use of obesity drugSubscription

    News30 June, 2008

    NICE has issued final guidance on use of the drug rimonabant (Acomplia) in treating overweight or obese adults in the NHS.

  • Surgical safety checklist issuedSubscription

    News30 June, 2008

    A new safety checklist for theatre nurses and their teams was launched last week by the World Health Organization.

  • Rise in diabetes A&E admissionsSubscription

    News30 June, 2008

    There has been a year-on-year rise in the number of emergency admissions among children with type 1 diabetes, according to latest figures.

  • Primary angioplasty on the increaseSubscription

    News30 June, 2008

    The number of patients in England receiving primary angioplasty instead of thrombolysis following myocardial infarction has increased significantly over the last year, latest findings show.

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