Issue : Febuary 2007
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I recently heard about a patient who removed her compression bandages so she could put on her shoes in order to go to church. The nurse was surprised that the patient put church before her medical treatment.
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 9, PAGE NO: 38A dressing remedy box has improved the provision of wound care for residents in nursing homes, according to a paper published in Journal of Wound Care.
Update: Patients with pressure ulceration suffer endless pain that restricts their lifestyleSubscription
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 9, PAGE NO: 38Patients with pressure ulcers experience pain that prevents them from moving, according to a pilot study.
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 9, PAGE NO: 39A quasi-experimental study published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing has suggested that home-prepared saline may be a cost-effective alternative to sterile products for wound cleansing in patients' homes.
Update: pH plays a vital role in wound healingSubscription
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 9, PAGE NO: 39pH is an important factor in wound healing and different pH ranges are required for distinct phases of wound healing, according to a review in the Archive of Dermatology Research.
Update: NICE launches foot-care services guideSubscription
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 9, PAGE NO: 39NICE has produced a commissioning guide to foot-care services for people with diabetes.
Obituary: Lilian BradleySubscription
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 9, PAGE NO: 39Lilian Bradley died on 13 November 2006. Irene Anderson and Mark Collier describe her unique contribution to the care of people with leg ulcers
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 9, PAGE NO: 40Brenda King, MSc, BSc, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist, Tissue Viability; Vernon Wesley, BSc, PhD, Chons, DPodM, MFSSCo, is head of podiatry services and research lead; Rachel Smith is clinical effectiveness officer; all at Sheffield PCT.King, B. et al (2007) An audit of footwear for patients with leg bandages. Nursing Times; 103: 9, 40-43.
E-learning for cancer nurse educationSubscription
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 9, PAGE NO: 30-31Mark Irving, RGN, Dip HE, BSc; Ray Irving, BA, MBA; Stuart Sutherland, MA, MA, PGCE.Mark Irving, is a clinical nurse specialist at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle; Ray Irving and Stuart Sutherland are e-learning consultants at the University of Warwick, Coventry; all arevolunteers at the charity Nurse Learning.Irving, M.J. et al (2007) E-learning for cancer nurse education. www.nursingtimes.net
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