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Issue : August 2001

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  • We should value the core skillsSubscription

    Clinical16 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 40Elaine Ryder, MSc, BA, RGN, DN, CPT, CertEd, RNT, DNT, senior lecturer in primary and community health at Oxford Brookes UniversitySula Wiltshire, BA, PGDip(ed), RGN, RM, senior lecturer in primary and community health at Oxford Brookes UniversityElaine Ryder, MSc, BA, RGN, DN, CPT, CertEd, RNT, DNT, senior lecturer in primary and community health at Oxford Brookes University

  • Vacuum-assisted closureSubscription

    Clinical30 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 35, PAGE NO: 51 HELENA BAXTER, MSc, RGN, is clinical nurse, specialist tissue viability, Tissue Viability Unit, Guy’s Hospital, London KATE BALLARD, BSc, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist, tissue viability, and clinical trials coordinator, Tissue Viability Unit, Guy’s Hospital, London

  • Understanding empowermentSubscription

    Clinical9 August, 2001

    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). 

  • Traumatic wounds: local wound managementSubscription

    Clinical30 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 35, PAGE NO: 55

  • The rheumatology community nurseSubscription

    Clinical16 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 38

  • Tackling aggression with oestrogenSubscription

    Clinical16 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 34Mark GreenerDementia is often far from a silent decline into the characteristics of old age, as most nurses working with older people know only too well. Many patients with dementia show sexually, physically and verbally aggressive behaviours that complicate their management and may be distressing for health care professionals. However, treatment is often difficult.

  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage: managing complicationsSubscription

    Clinical30 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 35, PAGE NO: 28Juliet Bostwick, MSc, RGN, is lecturer practitioner, Oxford Brookes University/Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS TrustMary Sneade, BA, RGN, RM, is assistant trial manager, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS TrustSubarachnoid haemorrhage - bleeding into the subarachnoid space around the brain - is usually the result of a burst cerebral aneurysm. It can require invasive treatment to manage some of the complications.

  • Specialists must share knowledgeSubscription

    Clinical23 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 43

  • Smash the 'club culture'Subscription

    Clinical2 August, 2001

    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.

  • Respiratory nurse consultant: the role.Subscription

    Clinical23 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 44JANE SCULLION, MSc, BA, RGN, is respiratory nurse consultant, Glenfield Hospital, and part-time clinical fellow, Aberdeen University Department of General Practice and Primary CareThe specifics of the role of a nurse consultant have been defined as expert practice, professional leadership and consultancy, education and training, service development and research and evaluation.

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