Issue : July 2002
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Anne Allsop, RMN.Community Mental Health Nurse, South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust, StaffordPartnership working has been promoted as the means through which community nursing will achieve the objectives and goals set out for it in The NHS Plan (Department of Health, 2000).
June Davison, BSc (Hons), RN.
Eileen O’Grady, BSc (Hons), RN, Staff Nurse.
Ginnette Kitchen, MSc, RMN, RN.
Marie E. Riley, RN, Dip Adult Critical Care.Staff Nurse, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, The General Infirmary at Leeds, LeedsHaving decided that nutritional intervention is necessary, perhaps because a patient has swallowing difficulties after a stroke or radical surgery, the nurse must establish access using the most appropriate tube type.
Trauma is said to have occurred when the body tissues and/or organs sustain injuries caused by the transfer of some form of energy that is greater than they can tolerate (Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), 1995).
Karen LayFlurrie, RN.
Philip Woodrow, MA, RGN, DipN, Grad Cert Ed. Practice Development Nurse, ITU, Kent and Canterbury Hospital NHS Trust Nurses are often the first members of the health-care team to detect breathing problems in patients, and are often involved in caring for patients receiving respiratory support ranging from oxygen therapy (via a facemask or nasal cannulae) to non-invasive ventilation.