Issue : February 2001
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In-hospital resuscitation for ward nursesSubscription
There are no national guidelines or standards for resuscitation facilities or training in NHS hospitals. And even though both the King’s Fund and the Clinical Negligence Scheme for trusts require the provision of resuscitation training, no content is specified.
Diabetes: blood glucose monitoringSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 08, PAGE NO: 36
Better health care and learning disabilitySubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 08, PAGE NO: 39At the time of writing, Kay Graham, RNMH, was community nurse (learning disabilities). She is now health project facilitator, The Yorkshire Wolds and Coast Primary Care GroupThe need to raise the profile of learning disability services has been highlighted by health minister John Hutton in the document Once a Day (1999).
Educational input to improve documentation skillSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 08, PAGE NO: 35
Hypothermia - 2 Rewarming patientsSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 08, PAGE NO: 45
Aseptic non-touch techniqueSubscription
Every year about 5,000 patients die unnecessarily in the UK from hospital-acquired infection (National Audit Office, 2000). Many become infected during simple procedures, such as administering intravenous drugs and managing wounds, owing to poor hand-washing and aseptic technique. Despite this, it has been shown that techniques and terminology vary greatly (Rowley, 1996).
Hypothermia - 1 AssessmentSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 45
Managing type 2 diabetes: a dynamic approachSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 42
Keeping nurses nursing: a quantitative analysisSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 35
Making sense of probioticsSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 40Diane Palmer, BSc, RN, PGCE, is lecturer in nursing, University of HullPamela Barker, RN, is nutrition nurse specialist, Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS TrustThe term probiotic was first described by Fuller (1991) as 'a live microbial feed supplement which beneficially affects the host animal by improving its microbial balance.'