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Issue : January 2004

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  • A campaign to raise awareness of microalbuminuria screeningSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    Heather Daly, Nurse Consultant - Diabetes.University Hospitals of Leicester NHS TrustDiabetes could cost you your kidneys: act now! was the slogan for this year's World Diabetes Day. Nurses around the world have been taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of microalbuminuria screening.

  • Raising awareness and reducing the risk of needlestick injuriesSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    Joanna C. Trim, BSc, RN. Clinical Skills Trainer, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust

  • Contraceptive choices that workSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    Freda Barber, BSc (Hons), RN, RM.

  • The properties of hydrogel dressings and their impact on wound healingSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    Karen Lay-Flurrie, RN, Staff Nurse. Windsor Wing Day Hospital, Hemel Hempstead General Hospital, Hertfordshire, and student on the BSc (Hons) programme at the University of Hertfordshire This paper examines the composition and properties of amorphous hydrogels. 

  • A fracture liaison service for patients with osteoporotic fracturesSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    Mayrine Fraser, BSc, RGN.Osteoporosis Nurse SpecialistOsteoporosis is characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk. The disease presents clinically as fractures that occur at any site in the skeleton and typically occur with minimal trauma (World Health Organization, 1994).

  • Health teams take to the road to update patients with spinal injuriesSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    Michele Paterson, RGN, ONC.Spinal Nurse Specialist, Queen Elizabeth Spinal Injuries Unit, GlasgowAdvances in knowledge around spinal cord injuries and the technology available to patients and professionals mean specialist units must constantly evolve to respond to patients' needs.

  • Reflective thinking: turning a critical incident into a topic for researchSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    Malcolm Elliott, BN, MN, RN. Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia A critical incident is one which causes a person to pause and contemplate the events that have occurred to try to give them some meaning. 

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