Category list : Accident and emergency (A&E)
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Toxic epidermal necrolysisSubscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 36, PAGE NO: 43Jill Peters, BSc, RGN, is a dermatology nurse practitioner and community liaison sister, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 46
Nut allergy and acute anaphylaxis managementSubscription
Anaphylaxis is an immunologically mediated, potentially life-threatening syndrome. It occurs when a hypersensitive reaction to a usually innocuous antigen causes an exaggerated response. A common and increasingly prevalent allergen is found in nuts. The current incidence of allergic reactions to nuts is approximately one in 80 (Tariq et al, 1996) and is increasing, particularly among children (Armstrong and Rylance, 1999).
A bereavement service in a critical care unitSubscription
A recent Audit Commission report (1999) revealed that the average mortality rate for patients nursed in critical care units is 17%.
A framework for nursing the dying patient in ICUSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 03, PAGE NO: 36 Jane Eastland, BSc, RGN, DPSN, is specialist nurse in anticoagulation at Wansbeck General Hospital in Ashington, Northumberland John Laurenson, MB, ChB, MRCP, FRCA, is consultant anaesthetics and lead clinician in ITU at Wansbeck General Hospital in Ashington, Northumberland;Sandra Latimer, RGN, was a senior staff nurse in ICU and is now transport coordinator, Newcastle upon Tyne Hopitals NHS Trust
Care of patients on the moveSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 04, PAGE NO: 35Phil Jevon, BSc, RN, PGCE, is resuscitation training officer, Manor Hospital, Walsall Hospitals NHS TrustBeverley Ewens, BSc, RGN, is consultant nurse, Manor Hospital, Walsall Hospitals NHS TrustMore than 11,000 critically ill patients require inter-hospital transport each year (Mackenzie et al, 1997; Intensive Care Society, 1997).
Emergency contraception and teenage sexualitySubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 05, PAGE NO: 40
In-hospital resuscitation for ward nursesSubscription
There are no national guidelines or standards for resuscitation facilities or training in NHS hospitals. And even though both the King’s Fund and the Clinical Negligence Scheme for trusts require the provision of resuscitation training, no content is specified.
Hypothermia - 2 Rewarming patientsSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 08, PAGE NO: 45
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