Issue : April 2007
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An assessment tool to predict venous leg ulcer healing has been developed at Cheltenham General Hospital’s Department of Vascular Surgery. The authors suggest it will help give more accurate prognosis information for patients and may help guide service provision.
Why people with diabetes suffer foot ulceration
Sylvie Hampton describes the effectiveness of an ibuprofen-impregnated dressing on wound pain
Heidi Guy outlines the key points that need to be considered in the risk assessment and grading of pressure ulcers
As a nursing student I was allocated to a ward, where on your first day the sister told you in no uncertain terms that patients did not get pressure ulcers on her ward. Her belief was so strong that no one dared to tell her about grazes or blisters or discoloured skin for fear of the consequences
Stroke rehabilitation in a community hospitalSubscription
Linda Dobrzanska, MSc, RN, DipN, PGCert Health Care Eval, is research and development coordinator; Liz Young, BSc, RN, DipN, is community matron, both at Bradford City Teaching Primary Care Trust; Chris Patterson, BSc, MB, ChB, FRCP, is consultant stroke physician, St Luke?s Hospital, Bradford.ABSTRACT: Dobrzanska, L. et al (2006) Stroke rehabilitation in a community hospital. www.nursingtimes.net
Treatment for airway obstructionSubscription
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 09, PAGE NO: 26 Phil Jevon, PGCE, BSc, RN, is resuscitation officer/clinical skills lead, Manor Hospital, Walsall, and honorary clinical lecturer, Birmingham Medical School
Giving people with diabetes greater control over their treatment empowers them and can improve outcomes. A study of…
AbstractVOL: 103, ISSUE: 09, PAGE NO: 30Mark Irving, BSc, DipHE, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist at Cumberland Infirmary, CarlisleRay Irving, BA, MBA, and Stuart Sutherland, PGCE, MA, are both e-learning consultants at the University of Warwick, Coventry; all are also volunteers at the charity Nurse LearningCancerNursing.org (www.cancernursing.org) is a website developed by Nurse Learning, a UK-based registered charity t…