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Issue : June 2007

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  • Knowledge: Exploring the growing problem of allergySubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    Dave Burns outlines the growing problem of allergic conditions.

  • Focus: Nurses lead the way in respiratory care

    Focus: Nurses lead the way in respiratory careSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    The Association for Respiratory Nurse Specialists has raised concerns about the loss of specialist posts. Monica Fletcher outlines the important role nurses play in managing respiratory disease in primary care

  • Best practice: End-stage non-malignant lung disease guidelinesSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    Author Denise Williams, MSc, BA, RGN, is respiratory nurse consultant, Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust; Linda Johns, BSc, RGN, is respiratory nurse specialist, Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool.

  • Comment: Resources are available to provide optimal careSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    A great deal is known about the pathophysiology of allergy and we also know that the incidence of allergic disease is rising in the UK. But there is little focus in nursing pre-registration training on the diseases caused through allergy. The result is that patients can experience distress and reduction of quality of life, as well as asthma and even death caused by anaphylaxis.

  • Evaluation of a sun awareness programme for school childrenSubscription

    Clinical26 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 30-31Jane Freak, NNEB, SEN, RGNMacmillan skin cancer CNS, surgical directorate, the RoyalBournemouthHospital, Dorset.ABSTRACT Freak, J. (2007) Evaluation of a sun awareness programme for school children.www.nursingtimes.net

  • Mind mapping as a tool in qualitative researchSubscription

    Clinical26 June, 2007

    Abstract Tattersall, C. et al (2007) Mind mapping as a tool in qualitative research. www.nursingtimes.net Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here

  • Fluid balance is maintaining the correct amount of fluid in the body.

    Fluid BalanceSubscription

    Clinical21 June, 2007

    Fluid balance can alter with disease and illness so it important to be aware of how much fluid is in the body, taking steps such as measuring urea and electrolytes levels

  • Eye CareSubscription

    Clinical21 June, 2007

    Gail P. Mooney, MSc, PG Social Research Methods, RGN, lecturer, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea.

  • Blood Pressure monitoringSubscription

    Clinical21 June, 2007

    Gail P. Mooney, MSc, PG Social Research Methods, RGN, lecturer, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea.

  • Mouth care

    Mouth careSubscription

    Clinical21 June, 2007

    Maintaining a clean and comfortable oral cavity helps patients to recover and reduces the risk of their health declining. They will be able to communicate better, eat more easily and will maintain dignity.

  • Nutrition and eating disordersSubscription

    Clinical21 June, 2007

    Helen Crawley, SRD, RPHNutr, Faculty Health and Social Care Sciences, University of Kingston.Achieving adequate calorie, nutrient and fluid intake in people with swallowing problems can be a challenge but preventing malnutrition and dehydration are essential in reducing morbidity and mortality among those with eating difficulties.

  • Nutritional screening and assessmentSubscription

    Clinical21 June, 2007

    Lin Perry, PhD, MSc, RGN, RNT, is senior research fellow, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University. Nutritional screening is a first-line process of identifying patients who are already malnourished or at risk of becoming so; nutritional assessment is a detailed investigation to identify and quantify specific nutritional problems (Bond, 1997). 

  • The use of body measurements to assess nutritional statusSubscription

    Clinical21 June, 2007

    Lin Perry, PhD, MSc, RGN, RNT, is senior research fellow, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University.

  • Urine testingSubscription

    Clinical21 June, 2007

    Many Wells, MSc, RN, RM, Dip N (Lond), nurse consultant for Integrated Bladder and Bowel Care, Devon PCT.

  • Advancing nursing skills on the medical admissions unitSubscription

    Clinical19 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 24, PAGE NO: 32-33 Ross Fletcher, BSc, RN Clinical educator, Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

  • Improving clinical placements through evaluation and feedback to staffSubscription

    Clinical19 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 25, PAGE NO: 32-33 Penny Tremayne, MSc, PGDE, BSc, DipN, RGN Senior lecturer in adult nursing, De Montfort University.

  • The impact of allergy training for primary care nursesSubscription

    Clinical19 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 25, PAGE NO: 34-35Samantha Walker, RGN, PhDDirector of education, research and development, Education for Health, Warwick. This article reports on a study undertaken to ascertain whether allergy training for primary healthcare professionals would improve the quality of life of patients with allergies.  

  • Ensuring patient dignity when accessing and using toilets.Subscription

    Clinical19 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 23A group of organisations led by the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has launched a campaign this month to ensure t…

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    Flexible insulin regimens for teenage patients with diabetesSubscription

    Clinical19 June, 2007

    This article outlines a patient education programme used to prepare teenagers for switching from a twice-daily insu…

  • Preventing drug misuse among vulnerable young peopleSubscription

    Clinical17 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 16, PAGE NO: 23NICE has published public health intervention guidance on how to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable and disadvantaged under-25s (NICE, 2007). The guidance is aimed at a wide range of professionals - NHS and non-NHS practitioners and others who have a direct or indirect role in reducing substance misuse. This includes those working in local authorities and the education, voluntary, community, social care, youth and criminal justice sectors.

  • Guidelines on catheter use in patients with A hip fractureSubscription

    Clinical17 June, 2007

    The focus of continence care should be assessment and treatment rather than containment; a health professional who …

  • Managing community mental health teams' workloadsSubscription

    Clinical17 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 16, PAGE NO: 32

  • Resources to help smokers quitSubscription

    Clinical14 June, 2007

    Jennifer Percival RN, RM, RHV, FETC is tobacco policy advisor at the Royal College of Nursing.

  • Comment - Resources are available to provide optimal careSubscription

    Clinical14 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 24, PAGE NO: 37

  • Update: Allergy training improves quality of life for patients with perennial rhinitisSubscription

    Clinical14 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 24, PAGE NO: 38Research has shown that structured allergy training for primary care health professionals improves the quality of life of patients with perennial rhinitis.

  • Update: Emergency admission for asthma found to vary hugely across UKSubscription

    Clinical12 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 24, PAGE NO: 38There is a sixfold difference between PCTs with the lowest and highest number of emergency hospital admissions for asthma, according to a report from Asthma UK.

  • Update: News in briefSubscription

    Clinical12 June, 2007

    A section on smoking cessation with useful resources for healthcare professionals has been launched on nursingtimes.net. Click here to visit the site. The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists is to hold its 10th anniversary conference on 16-17 November 2007 at the University of Warwick. For further information email info@arns.co.uk.Asthma UK's adventure holidays for children and young ...

  • Best practice: End-stage non-malignant lung disease guidelinesSubscription

    Clinical12 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 24, PAGE NO: 39Denise Williams, MSc, BA, RGN, is respiratory nurse consultant, Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust; Linda Johns, BSc, RGN, is respiratory nurse specialist, Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool.Williams, D. (2007) Guidelines for patients with end-stage non-malignant lung disease. Nursing Times; 103: 24, 39-41. Denise Williams and Linda Johns discuss palliative care provision for patients with end-stage non-malignant lung disease.

  • A primary care service for socially excluded patientsSubscription

    Clinical12 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 24, PAGE NO: 30-31

  • Focus: Nurses lead the way in respiratory careSubscription

    Clinical12 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 24, PAGE NO: 42Monica FletcherMSc, BSc, is chief executive, Education for Health, WarwickThe Association for Respiratory Nurse Specialists has raised concerns about the loss of specialist posts. Monica Fletcher outlines the important role nurses play in managing respiratory disease in primary care

  • Knowledge: Exploring the growing problem of allergySubscription

    Clinical12 June, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 24, PAGE NO: 44Dave BurnsMSc, CertEd, RGN, RNT, is senior lecturer, Edge Hill University, Liverpool, and national training manager, Respiratory Education UK, Liverpool.Burns, D. (2007) Exploring the growing problem of allergy. Nursing Times; 103: 24, 44-45.

  • 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. …

  • 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

  • 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

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