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Issue : 3 March 2008

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  • Chronic kidney disease anaemia 2 - overview of guidanceSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2008

    ABSTRACTRoche, A. et al (2008) Anaemia in chronic kidney disease 2: overview of guidance. Nursing Times; 104: 9, 28–29.This is part 2 of a two-part unit on managing anaemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Part 1 outlined its prevalence, causes, signs and symptoms, and screening for it. Part 2 presents key points from published guidance and a summary of treatment options, and discusses nurses’ role in managing people who have anaemia in CKD.

  • Exploring patients’ experiences of MRSA to help reduce HCAIsSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2008

    For centuries infections have been a major cause of morbidity and mortality and they remain the single highest cause of death worldwide.

  • Solution-focused therapy for clients who self-harmSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2008

    This article outlines the development of a service using solution-focused therapy by a liaison psychiatry team for clients admitted to hospital following deliberate self-harm. Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here

  • Illicit drug use and its effect on the lungsSubscription

    Clinical3 March, 2008

    Authors Charlotte Rayner, MD, FRCP, is consultant general and respiratory physician, Parkside Hospital, London; Samantha Prigmore, MSc, BSc, RGN, is respiratory nurse consultant, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

  • Illicit drug use and its effect on the lungsSubscription

    Clinical3 March, 2008

    Authors Charlotte Rayner, MD, FRCP, is consultant general and respiratory physician, Parkside Hospital, London; Samantha Prigmore, MSc, BSc, RGN, is respiratory nurse consultant, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

  • Nursing Patients with Interstitial Lung DiseaseSubscription

    Clinical3 March, 2008

    Author Annette Duck, BSc, SCM, RN, is intertitial lung disease nurse specialist and Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists committee member, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.Abstract Duck, A. (2008) Nursing patients with interstitial lung disease. Nursing Times; 104: 9, 46–49. Annette Duck considers the important factors for supporting patients with a diagnostic label of interstitial lung disease.

  • Nursing Patients with Interstitial Lung DiseaseSubscription

    Clinical3 March, 2008

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  • How a nurse-led clinic cut outpatient waiting timesSubscription

    Clinical3 March, 2008

    Author Joe Annandale, BSc, RN, is respiratory nurse specialist, Carmarthenshire NHS Trust, Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli.Abstract Annandale, J. (2008) How a nurse-led clinic cut outpatient waiting times. Nursing Times; 104: 9, 45. Joe Annandale describes how changing the respiratory nurse specialist role can improve outpatient waiting times and meet patients’ needs.

  • How a nurse-led clinic cut outpatient waiting timesSubscription

    Clinical3 March, 2008

    Author Joe Annandale, BSc, RN, is respiratory nurse specialist, Carmarthenshire NHS Trust, Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli.Abstract Annandale, J. (2008) How a nurse-led clinic cut outpatient waiting times. Nursing Times; 104: 9, 45. Joe Annandale describes how changing the respiratory nurse specialist role can improve outpatient waiting times and meet patients’ needs.

  • Disturbed sleep for patients with COPDSubscription

    Clinical3 March, 2008

    People with COPD experience disturbed sleep because of anxiety about breathlessness, concludes a study that aimed to investigate patients’ perspective of sleep and the role of sleep in quality of life.

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