Issue : April 2001
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Positive inotrope therapySubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 36 Mandy Sheppard, RGN, is an independent training and development consultant The key function of the heart is to pump oxygenated blood from the lungs to all the body cells via the left side of the heart and arterial circulation.
Stoma care - 4 - Fitting a 2-piece applianceSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 43
When parents have learning difficultiesSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 40Nicky Richardson, RMN, RNLDNicky Richardson, RMN, RNLD
Pain tool audit in coronary careSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 38Fiona Bett, BA, RGN, is staff nurse, cardiology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS TrustPain is a complex and subjective experience that is difficult to assess. Many factors influence how it is communicated, including age, culture, gender and personality. The meaning patients attach to pain can also have a profound effect on how they may react to and express their pain (East, 1992).
Deep vein thrombosis - aetiology and preventionSubscription
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Who cares if we don't value nurses?Subscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 33Pat Ramdhanie RGN HV DNDThe debate over nursing versus social care never ends, especially in the field of long-term care. A cynic might say that the difficulties are financial because nurses are a scarce resource, if not a luxury item. If it is becoming harder to find new nurses, then a way must be found to require fewer of them. And what better way to do so than to look at nursing care as simply a list of tasks that have to be performed?
Part 4.3: The contribution of nursesSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 45Petra KoppMary Ward, Assistant clinical editor and Good Practice Network Coordinator, Nursing Times;Mark Radcliffe, Features editor, Nursing TimesThe government has stressed the important role nurses have to play in improving the quality of health care through their contribution to the achievement of the six quality parameters set out in The NHS Performance Assessment Framework (NHS Executive, 1999).
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Increasing fibre: why and howSubscription
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Developing an enteral feeding skills stationSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 16, PAGE NO: 52Rebecca George, BSc, RGN, is nutrition support nurse, Torbay Hospital, DevonBoth administration of medication and aseptic technique are taught and assessed as defined skills (Shaw, 1994). However, enteral tube-feeding skills are predominantly acquired according to the 'see one, do one, teach one' ethos and so do not always share the same clinical importance.