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Issue : July 2006

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  • Has the CMP become obsolete?Subscription

    Clinical29 July, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 50Ann ShuttleworthThe clinical management plan (CMP) was developed to support supplementary prescribing, enabling independent nurse p...

  • Air embolismSubscription

    Clinical25 July, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 30, PAGE NO: 27 Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here

  • Use of study days to develop the healthcare assistant roleSubscription

    Clinical25 July, 2006


  • Building partnerships for the improvement of public healthSubscription

    Clinical25 July, 2006

    In the UK, the drive towards interprofessional working is changing the healthcare system. Nurses have long held the view that failure to implement collaborative working has led to the fragmentation of care, patient dissatisfaction and poor outcomes.

  • An overview of acne vulgarisSubscription

    Clinical25 July, 2006

    Acne vulgaris (common acne) is the most common disease seen by dermatologists (Lookingbill and Marks, 2000). It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the pilosebaceous units (Oprica et al, 2002). Its hallmarks are multiple lesions ranging from non-inflamed comedones (blackheads) to inflammatory papules, pustules, nodules and cysts (Lookingbill and Marks, 2000). Although not fatal, acne is often persistent and patients with acne report that it has a high psychological impact (Oprica ...

  • Resuscitation skills - part six - Synchronised electrical cardioversionSubscription

    Clinical25 July, 2006

    Synchronised electrical cardioversion (SEC) is the delivery of a shock to the myocardium to terminate a tachyarrhythmia. To minimise the risk of inducing cardiac arrest the shock is timed (synchronised) so that it is delivered with the R wave.

  • Perceptions of critical care outreach within a networkSubscription

    Clinical18 July, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 29, PAGE NO: 36

  • Understanding and critiquing qualitative research papers

    Understanding and critiquing qualitative research papersSubscription

    Clinical18 July, 2006

    The first article in this series on understanding research (Lee, 2006a) examined the basic terminology used by researchers and identified that qualitative research produced non-numerical (qualitative) data. This type of research aims to report a situation as it actually is in a natural rather than a laboratory setting.

  • Implications of the latest NICE Parkinson's disease guidanceSubscription

    Clinical18 July, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 29, PAGE NO: 26Jason Beckford-Ball, BA, RMN, is assistant clinical editor, Nursing TimesThis month sees the release of NICE best practice guidance for healthcare professionals caring for people with Parkinson's disease, which is a common neurological condition affecting up to 180 people per 100,000 in the UK (NICE, 2006).

  • Resuscitation skills - part five - Precordial thumpSubscription

    Clinical18 July, 2006

    The precordial thump is a blow to the lower half of the patient’s sternum using the lateral aspect of a closed fist. 

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