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Issue : January 2003

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  • A comparison of general nurses' and junior doctors' diabetes knowledgeSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Sarah V. O’Brien, BA, RN. Consultant Nurse - Diabetes Professional Nurse 2003 Jan;18(5):257-60. …

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    A nurse-led outpatient service for patients with DVT.Subscription

    Clinical21 January, 2003

    Every year deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs in about one in 2,000 people in the general population, ranging from less than one in 3,000 in those below the age of 40 to one in 500 in those over 80 (Department of Health, 2002). Thrombosis usually develops as a result of venous stasis or slow flowing blood around venous valve sinuses. Extension of the primary thrombus occurs within or between the deep and superficial veins of the leg. The propagating clot damages valves and may cause ...

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    Acute appendicitisSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2003

  • Acute coronary syndromes: identification and patient careSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Ian Jones, BSc (Hons), RN, PGCLT, DPSN. Lecturer in Cardiac Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Salford   Professional Nurse 2003 Jan;18(5):289-92. …

  • An integrated care pathway for fractured neck of femur patientsSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Liz Onslow, BA (Hons), MSc, RN. Nurse Specialist - Elderly, Trauma and Orthopaedic Directorate, Southampton General Hospital This paper describes how an integrated care pathway was introduced for patients with fractured neck of femur in an acute hospital. Femoral neck fracture is the most common traumatic condition requiring admission to adult orthopaedic wards, and is currently approaching epidemic proportions among older people, especially women (Audit Commission, 1995).

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    Anorexia nervosa and the efficacy of an eating disorder serviceSubscription

    Clinical14 January, 2003

    Anorexia nervosa is the strongest predictor of adolescent mortality with a rate 15 per cent higher than depression (Gowers et al, 2000). The term anorexia nervosa was first coined by Sir William Gull in the late 19th century but knowledge of the illness remained scant until the 1950s. The seminal work by Ancel Keys into starvation, involving a group of conscientious objectors in the 1950s, along with an increase in the popularity of psychiatry, promoted an interest among clinicians ...

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    Benchmarking and nutritionSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2003

    Nutrition for hospitalised patients can be compromised by a number of common factors. These have been identified as a failure to detect or recognise poor nutrition, lack of patient nutritional data, for example weight and weight loss, lack of relevant referrals, fragmented working practices, and failures in education and training (British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 1999).

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    Bereavement: helping a patient with a learning disability to copeSubscription

    Clinical7 January, 2003

    This case study focuses on 55-year-old Dave Croft, who has a moderate learning disability and has been diagnosed as having bipolar disorder (this is currently in remission). In 1996, after the closure of the old-style residential institution that had been his home for nearly 30 years, he moved to an eight-bed NHS unit for people with learning disabilities/mental health needs and/or challenging behaviour.

  • Coronary care units should care for all at-risk cardiac patientsSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Ian Jones, BSc (Hons), RN, PGCLT, DPSN.

  • Cystic fibrosis and exocrine gland disorderSubscription

    Clinical14 January, 2003


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