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Issue : August 2001

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  • Traumatic wounds: local wound managementSubscription

    Clinical30 August, 2001

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

  • Nursing a patient after subarachnoid haemorrhageSubscription

    Clinical23 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 36 Juliet Bostwick, MSc, RGN, is lecturer practitioner, Oxford Brookes University/Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust Mary Sneade, BA, RGN, RM, is assistant trial manager, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust Subarachnoid haemorrhage - bleeding into the subarachnoid space around the brain - usually occurs after the rupture of a cerebral aneurysm and affects about 7,000 people a year in the UK (Hutchinson et al, 1998). 

  • A holistic approach to painSubscription

    Clinical23 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 34 Valerie Howard, BSc, RN, RM, RNT, is a nurse tutor in palliative care, Northern Ireland Hospice

  • Planning for a smooth dischargeSubscription

    Clinical23 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 32 Mave Salter, MSc, RN, DNCert, DipCouns, CertEd, is a clinical nurse specialist, community liaison, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London

  • 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.

  • Homeward boundSubscription

    Clinical23 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 38Susan Woodcock, RGN, is nurse manager, Beechwood Place Nursing Home, Malton, North YorkshireBeechwood Place is a privately owned nursing home in the Yorkshire town of Malton. It caters for 25 residents with various degrees of dependency. This year we were invited by North Yorkshire social services to join its step-down scheme, an initiative that aims to ease the pressure on beds at the local Malton, Norton and District Hospital.

  • Pulmonary hypertension: the role of specialist unitsSubscription

    Clinical23 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 54

  • Harsh lesson for our teachersSubscription

    Clinical23 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 31Alex Mathieson, RGN RNMHLearning disability nurses have always had a raw deal. Treated with disdain by nursing colleagues and suspicion by social care professionals concerned about them encroaching on to 'their' patch, they need all the friends they can get.

  • A non-pharmacological approach to managing breathlessnessSubscription

    Clinical23 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 57

  • Patients with severe asthmaSubscription

    Clinical23 August, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 49Linda Pearce, MSc, RN, RCM, NPracDip, is respiratory specialist nurse, West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St EdmundsThere are 3.4 million people in the UK with asthma. A small proportion of these - an estimated 5% - are difficult to treat due to breakthrough symptoms despite best current therapy.