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Issue : March 2003

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  • Reflecting on the psychosocial care of patients with a terminal illnessSubscription

    Clinical1 March, 2003

    Martha Stewart, BSc (Hons), BA, RN, DN

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    A guide to risk assessmentSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2003

    Mental health service users experience increased risk in relation to a number of specific problems, including an increased risk of suicide, self-injury, neglect, exploitation (physical, financial or sexual) and violence towards others. 

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    A model for clinical practice within the consultant nurse roleSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2003

    Of all the questions we have faced as consultant nurses, the most frequent has been about the practice element of our role. The perspective we have outlined in this article has been developed on the basis of our own values and beliefs about practice development, our understanding of the consultant nurse role, our experiences, the expectations of others of the role and our own development work within the role.

  • A national audit of chronic constipation in the communitySubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 11, PAGE NO: 34

  • 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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    Alcohol-related health problems in general hospitalsSubscription

    Clinical4 March, 2003

    The latest figures show that 27 per cent of men and 15 per cent of women are drinking more than the recommended limits of alcohol (Office for National Statistics, 2000). Weekly limits advise men to drink no more than 21 units and women no more than 14 units - and not to drink all these in one day. Of greater concern, perhaps, is that almost half of those drinking above these limits are consuming amounts known to be placing their health and personal well-being at risk (that is more than ...

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    An introduction to blood gas analysisSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    Blood gas analysis is a procedure that is associated with high dependency, intensive care and respiratory units, but equipment used to carry out blood gas analysis is now commonplace on hospital wards and in some community services. 

  • Cardiac care: 2. Electrocardiogram interpretation - atrial arrhythmiasSubscription

    Clinical1 March, 2003

    Brendan Docherty, MSc, RN, PGCE; Martina Douglas, BSc (Hons), RN, DMS.Brendan-Clinical Manager - Cardiology and Critical Care, Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, London, and Honorary Fellow, Healthcare Research Unit, City University, London; Martina-Senior Sister, Practice Development, Coronary Care Unit/Cardiology Ward 12, Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, London.…

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    Central venous linesSubscription

    Clinical11 March, 2003

    A central venous line is a device inserted into the superior vena cava or right atrium. 

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    Children's hospital at homeSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    Rugby Children’s Hospital at Home is an innovative community-based service for acutely ill children (Box 1). It enables children to be cared for at home during their illness by offering a plan of care in partnership with the child’s parents. The child is visited as frequently as needed to ensure his or her safety and according to the child’s condition (Samwell, 2000).

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