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Issue : January 2003

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  • How a telephone helpline eases waiting times in a busy gastroenterology unitSubscription

    Clinical7 January, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 01, PAGE NO: 33Jane Healey BSc, RGN, is practice/professional development nurse, gastroenterology unit, Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust.As a practice/professional development nurse working in a busy gastroenterology unit, which cares for increasing numbers of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, I was interested in reading the article by Miller et al on the outpatient management of patients with this condition.

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    Gastric ulcersSubscription

    Clinical7 January, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 01, PAGE NO: 28 Aetiology

  • NT Skills Update - oral hygieneSubscription

    Clinical7 January, 2003

    Ensuring a patient’s mouth is kept clean and healthy is essential. If a patient’s mouth is unclean it causes discomfort and can lead to infection. Therefore, a patient’s mouth should be assessed and cleaned as appropriate.

  • 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. …

  • Management of a patient admitted with acute non-ST-elevation MI

    Management of a patient admitted with acute non-ST-elevation MISubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Case study: Patient admitted to accident and emergency with severe chest pain.

  • Pharmacological treatment of acute coronary syndromesSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Karen Hughes, BSc (Hons), RN.

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

    Clinical1 January, 2003

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

  • Safeguarding children: 1. The role of health and other professionalsSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Janet Riddell-Heaney, MA, RN, RHV, DipChild Protection, Cert Ed. Designated Nurse for Child Protection, Harrow Primary Care Trust, Harrow Professional Nurse  2003 Jan;18(5):280-4 The aim of this Study paper is to give the reader an overview of child protection. 

  • Different cultures but equal needsSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Janet Riddell-Heaney, MA, RN, RHV, DipChild Protection, Cert Ed. Designated Nurse for Child Protection, Harrow Primary Care Trust, Harrow Professional Nurse 2003 Jan;18(5):248-9. All health professionals who come into contact with children can contribute to identifying those in need of safeguarding or support. However, to enable them to fulfil this part of their role, they need policies to support their actions.

  • Sedation in the intensive care unitSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2003

    Paul Wade, BPharm (Hons), MSc (Clin Pharm), MRPharmS. Principal Pharmacist for Clinical Services Professional Nurse 2003 Jan;18(5):285-6