Issue : August 2001
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Smash the 'club culture'Subscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 31, PAGE NO: 33Ray Rowden, RGN, RMN, MHSMWe now know the full story of events at Bristol, and grim reading it is. The inquiry reminds us that this sorry tale goes far deeper than a collection of individuals in a trust - it is an indictment of the whole governance of the NHS and Department of Health.
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Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy - 2Subscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 31, PAGE NO: 45JANET COPP, CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST, HAEMATOLOGY, OLDCHURCH HOSPITAL, ROMFORD, ESSEXIt is usual to perform a bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy together. The main reason for performing an aspiration without a trephine biopsy is to monitor disease response during a course of treatment, for example, acute 'leukaemia.
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Caffeine addiction and its effectsSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 31, PAGE NO: 42 Simon Joseph, BSc, RMN, is a staff nurse, Oakwood House, Blackberry Hill Hospital, Bristol
Medication for schizophreniaSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 31, PAGE NO: 38Richard Gray, PhD, RN, is Medical Research Council fellow in health services research, Institute of Psychiatry, LondonSince antipsychotic drugs were introduced more than 50 years ago, mental health nurses have had an important role in helping patients to manage their medication. They administer drugs, educate patients on the likely effects - positive and negative - monitor side-effects and evaluate treatment responses.
Nutrition and learning disabilitiesSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 32, PAGE NO: 48
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 32, PAGE NO: 36Penelope Stanford, MSc, RGN, is a nurse teacher at the University of ManchesterGary Shepherd, BSc, is a student, at the University of ManchesterEyesight problems can be more prevalent in people with a learning disability than in the general population (Department of Health, 1995). It has been estimated, throughout the world, that 40% of people with a severe learning disability have experienced problems with their eyesight (Kerr et al, 1996).
Hyperemesis gravidarum: a short case studySubscription
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VOL: 97, ISSUE: 32, PAGE NO: 39 Elaine Ryder, MSc, BA, RGN, DN, CPT, CertEd, RNT, DNT, senior lecturer in primary and community health at Oxford Brookes University Sula Wiltshire, BA, PGDip(ed), RGN, RM, senior lecturer in primary and community health at Oxford Brookes University Empowerment is a word we hear a lot in today’s health service and one that has become a central tenet of health policy (Department of Health, 1997).