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Issue : June 2007

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  • Managing the increasing incidence of tuberculosisSubscription

    Clinical3 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 14, PAGE NO: 23Provisional data from the Health Protection Agency (HPA, 2007) shows that cases of tuberculosis (TB) in England, Wa...

  • Management of severe mental illness and substance misuseSubscription

    Clinical3 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 14, PAGE NO: 28Malcolm Watts, MA, RMN, RGN, PGCert TL, is senior lecturer, school of health, University of NorthamptonThere is general acceptance that 30-50% of people with severe mental illness also have problems with substance misu…

  • Faecal incontinence following childbirthSubscription

    Clinical3 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 14, PAGE NO: 40Rona Mackenzie, BA, SRN, SCM, DNCert, CertEd, is clinical nurse specialist in continence, West Essex PCTAlison Clubb, RM, is continence link midwife, Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, HarlowInjury to the anal sphincter during childbirth is the major cause of faecal incontinence in women and is estimated ...

  • The experience of living with faecal incontinenceSubscription

    Clinical3 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 14, PAGE NO: 46

  • Preventing medication errors and improving patient safety.Subscription

    Clinical5 June, 2007

    The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has recently launched its safe medication practice work programme for 2007-2008, which includes five patient safety alerts (NPSA, 2007a). It has also produced a report on improving the use of medicines in the NHS, which comprises an analysis of medication incidents and outlines the safe medication work programme (NPSA, 2007b).

  • Understanding 'do not attempt resuscitation' orders.Subscription

    Clinical5 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 15, PAGE NO: 26 Christine Penhale, BSc, RGN, is ALS instructor at the Resuscitation Council (UK) Mandy Odell, PGdipEd, MA, RGN, is nurse consultant in critical care at the Royal Berkshire Foundation NHS Trust

  • Best practice in screening for obesity in childhood.Subscription

    Clinical5 June, 2007

    Brighton and Hove school nurses conducted a pilot study to explore issues that could arise in collecting personal i…

  • Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment and Grading.Subscription

    Clinical5 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 15, PAGE NO: 38 Heidi Guy, BSc, RN is tissue viability clinical nurse specialist, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Hertford

  • The experience of living with a pressure ulcer.Subscription

    Clinical5 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 15, PAGE NO: 42

  • Newham Hospital

    Early perceptions of the role of community matronsSubscription

    Clinical5 June, 2007

    To ascertain current views, perceptions and ideas on the controversial role of community matron. …

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