Issue : December 2001
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Jennifer Kelly, BA (Hons), MSc, RN, DipN, DipEd.Senior Lecturer, Homerton College, CambridgeThis article, and the article on antibiotic resistance published in the September 2001 issue, has been adapted from Jennifer Kelly's book Adverse Drug Effects: A nursing concern (2000), published by Whurr Publishers, London
Atie Fox, BSc (Hons) ,SRN; Paulette Bartlett, SRN DPSN.
Kate Lawler, BSc (Hons) Nursing, RN, DipN. Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pain Management, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Wendy Ansell, BSc (Hons) (Open), RN, OncNursCert. Macmillan Urology Nurse Specialist, Medical Oncology Department, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London
Karen Magorrian, RN, RMN.
Penelope Taylor, RN, SCM, Dip Aromatherapy, Cert Counselling. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stoma Care, Birmingham Specialist Community Health NHS Trust, Selly Oak, Birmingham This paper explores some of the complications that may occur following formation of a stoma. All of the complications described can have a deep impact on a person with an ostomy, affecting physical, psychological and social well-being. The most common stomal complications are listed in Box 1.
Mandy Howell, BSc (Hons), RGN, OND, FETC, DPSN, DMS, Asthma Dip, RespManDip.Senior Clinical Nurse, General Internal Medicine, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust, Sunderland Royal HospitalNurses are becoming increasingly involved in examining not only their own practice but that of other health-care professionals which may affect or influence nursing practice.
Irene Anderson, BSc (Hons), DPSN, RN.Lecturer, Tissue Viability, Department of Post-registration Nursing, University of Hertfordshire, HatfieldHyaluronan (HA) is a polysaccharide common to most species, including bacteria and mammals (Chen and Abatangelo, 1999). It presents as a viscous gel and is found in many sites in the human body, such as the vitreous body of the eye, skin and soft tissue such as synovial fluid (Laurent, 1989).
Jacqui Fletcher, BSc (Hons), RN.Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, HertfordshireThe aim of cleansing wounds is simply to remove loose debris (including dressing residue) or foreign bodies to allow thorough assessment of the wound.
Rachel Leaver, BSc (Hons) Health Studies, RN.Clinical Nurse Specialist, Middlesex Hospital, LondonHealth-care delivery has undergone a major overhaul over the past few decades, with calls for greater participation by the recipients of care and individual responsibility for health and health care.