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Issue : 6 May 2008

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  • Early intervention in psychosis: client and carer perspectives

    Early intervention in psychosis: client and carer perspectivesSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    Raising awareness, early detection of psychosis and accessing help quickly remain the greatest challenges.

  • Improving the performance appraisal system for nursesSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    The aim of this project was to explore appraisal systems in my place of work, identifying the importance of the appraisee and appraiser role within the process to promote a positive and effective system.

  • Arterial blood gas analysis: Understanding ABG reports

    Arterial blood gas analysis: Understanding ABG reportsSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    This is the first of a two-part unit on arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis, and focuses on background information and basic interpretation of ABGs where no evident compensation is taking place. It discusses the various components on an ABG report, the normal ranges and the significance of abnormal readings.

  • Specimen collection part 2 - obtaining a catheter specimen of urineSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    This article, the second in a six-part series on specimen collection, details how to collect a catheter specimen of urine

  • Survey finds worrying number of young people self-harm

    Survey finds worrying number of young people self-harmSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2008

    New survey findings suggest that self-harm among adolescents, especially young girls, is an increasing problem. Nerys Hairon finds out more about this behaviour

  • PN pay rise doubt

    PN pay rise doubtSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    A VIRTUAL pay freeze for GPs this year could spell no salary increase for practice nurses.

  • A&E nurses unduly pressurisedSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Nine out of ten A&E nurses have felt unduly pressurised at some point to meet the four-hour waiting target, according to an RCN survey unveiled at congress.

  • Nurses should collect ethnic data

    Nurses should collect ethnic dataSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    Practice nurses should routinely collect data on ethnicity from all patients, recommend researchers from the University of Warwick.

  • Jane Warner

    Jane Warner: ‘Practice nurses bear the public health burden’Subscription

    News7 May, 2008

    The national programme to prevent cardiovascular disease in those aged 40 to 74 is due to be rolled out in 2009–2010. In principle, this is warmly welcomed but will it turn out to be little more than a mass data-gathering exercise, a large study that masquerades as major health promotion?

  • Continence consultations to cost £3mSubscription

    News7 May, 2008

    The government is set to launch yet another consultation into proposals to change funding for stoma and incontinence appliances this month.

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