Poor standards of school toilets contribute to continence problems in children. School nurses should encourage schools to improve facilities, says Jenny Perez
Ageing can affect the ability to cope with stomas even in people who have had them for years. Nurses need to be able to identify problems and offer solutions
An investigation into whether using text and email to remind patients about their blood test appointments reduces delays and improves monitoring
Nasogastric tube feeding – which syringe size produces lower pressure and is safest to use?Subscription
An investigation into the most appropriate syringe size for use with nasogastric feeding tubes, and whether or not larger syringes produce lower pressure.
A member of the NICE guideline development group highlights the important issues from the latest evidence-based guideline for readers of Nursing Times
Effects of bedrest 2: gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, reproductive and nervous systemsSubscription
Exploring what happens to the gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, reproductive and nervous systems, and processes in the body when a person is confined to bed
Exploring the effects of orlistat and guidance on its use to achieve weight loss in patients Subscription
Orlistat inhibits the action of gastrointestinal lipases. Normally, these break down dietary fat into absorbable free fatty acids and monoglycerides. By inhibiting this breakdown, orlistat reduces the amount of fat that is absorbed, so helps patients lose weight.
An outline on risks involved with the use of nasogastric tubes, with advice on how to use them safely and avoid and deal with complications
Indications for nasogastric tube insertion, the procedure for inserting a nasogastric tube and how to check whether it is in the correct position
While it is often assumed that nurses have responsibility for nutritional care in hospitals, they do not have proper control and accountability, argues Barbara MacDonald