Issue : 4 November 2008
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Patients with chronic kidney disease need to understand different treatment options if they are to make informed choices about which to accept. This article outlines the development of a booklet designed to improve information-giving to people with learning disabilities who have CKD.
This is a two-part unit on cervical cancer. The first part outlines its incidence and predisposing risk factors, together with the effect of the human papilloma virus. Precancerous changes to the cervix are described, as well as the colposcopy department’s function, the new vaccination programme and types of cervical cancer.
Urinary catheters 6: catheter valvesSubscription
Part 6 in this series discusses how to deal with catheter valves
A new report suggests that recent changes in drug-taking behaviour have contributed to an increase in bacterial infections. Nerys Hairon finds out more
Ensuring prescribed medication is taken involves developing partnerships with patients and the right systems. Kaye McIntosh discovers how nurses are key to the process
Can nurses expect a new deal on pay?Subscription
Unions have submitted their evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body calling for a recommendation that the government reopens the talks on pay. Helen Mooney analyses the facts and figures
One in ten children in intensive care have MRSASubscription
One tenth of all children admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit have been found to carry MRSA.
An alcohol specialist nurse service has been praised by the government's financial watchdog for making significant cost savings through improvements in care.
A deep clean has helped to reduce the rate of healthcare-associated infections significantly at a Leicester trust.