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Issue : March 2003

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  • Bowel

    Managing the complications of diverticular diseaseSubscription

    Clinical25 March, 2003

    Abstract

  • Teen pregnancy

    The biopsychosocial aspects of unwanted teenage pregnancySubscription

    Clinical25 March, 2003

    Adolescents are becoming sexually active at an increasingly younger age. 

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    Emergency contraception: a pilot study by school nursesSubscription

    Clinical25 March, 2003

    The health of the Nation (Department Of Health, 1992) stated that by the year 2000 unintended teenage pregnancy should be reduced by half. Having failed in this undertaking the government set a similar target in Our Healthier Nation (DoH, 1998) but extended the deadline to the year 2010. The high rate of teenage pregnancy in this country is shameful according to prime minister Tony Blair, as recorded in the report by the Social Exclusion Unit (1999).

  • SKILLS - CERVICAL SCREENINGSubscription

    Clinical25 March, 2003

     THE CERVIX

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    SKILLS - SOURCE ISOLATION NURSINGSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 11, PAGE NO: 29

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    Review of the new asthma guidelinesSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    Abstract

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    Managing hypoxia and hypercapniaSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    The main objective when treating hypoxia (a deficiency of oxygen in the tissues) and hypercapnia (a high concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood) is to give sufficient oxygen to ensure that the patient is safe and his or her condition does not deteriorate.

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    Palliative care for patients with end-stage heart failureSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    People with heart failure have a poor prognosis (Cleland et al, 1987), and when their condition becomes increasingly unstable it is necessary to change the focus of management. 

  • A new chance to share good practiceSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 11, PAGE NO: 43Karen Clancey MSc, BA, RGN is nurse consultant, Pennine Acute NHS TrustAs the new chair of the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) it gives me great pleasure to introduce this supplement, particularly as this issue focuses on the new British Thoracic Society/Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network asthma guidelines (2003), a guide on inhalers and an introduction to blood gas analysis.

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    Ward-based blood gas analysisSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    Abstract

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