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VOL: 96, ISSUE: 36, PAGE NO: 39 Mave Salter, MSc, RN, is clinical nurse specialist, community liaison, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, Surrey
A pressure damage prevention strategySubscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 36, PAGE NO: 12Claire Martin, BSc, RGN, DipPNS, is wound care clinical nurse specialist, Brighton Health Care NHS TrustUntil September 1997, pressure prevention and relief at Brighton Health Care NHS Trust was a mix of pockets of excellence and areas with no defined plan.
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Identifying and treating PCPSubscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 37, PAGE NO: 19 Veronica Bastow, MSc, SRP, is superintendent physiotherapist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, Norfolk
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 12 Martin Kiernan, MPH, RGN, ONC, DipN, is senior clinical nurse specialist, control of infection, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Measuring peak expiratory flowSubscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 49PHIL JEVON, RESUSCITATION TRAINING OFFICER; BEVERLEY EWENS, CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST, MANOR HOSPITAL, WALSALLJOAN MANZIE, RESPIRATORY NURSE SPECIALIST, AT MANOR HOSPITAL, WALSALLPeak expiratory flow (PEF) or peak flow is defined as 'the maximum flow achievable from a forced expiration starting at full inspiration with an open glottis' (BTS & ARTP, 1994). It is a simple, cost-effective test in the assessment of respiratory disease.
A PEG service with nurses at its heartSubscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 39 Cris Pollard, BA, RGN, is upper gastrointestinal nurse specialist, Department of Surgery, Leicester General Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 49RAY ADDISON, NURSE CONSULTANT IN BLADDER AND BOWEL DYSFUNCTION, MAYDAY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST, CROYDONBladder ultrasound avoids the need for catheterisation to estimate residual urine volume. Risk assessment shows that catheterisation for estimation of residual urine should be avoided.
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 42 Paul Ryan, BA, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist (orthopaedics) at Rotherham General Hospital
A guide to bladder ultrasoundSubscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 40, PAGE NO: 14 Ray Addison, BSc, RN, FETC, CertHEd, is nurse consultant, bladder and bowel dysfunction, Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust, Croydon. Residual urine occurs when either a physical or neurological impediment obstructs the flow of urine or prevents the detrusor muscle from contracting effectively.