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Issue : March 2003

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    Herpes Zoster (shingles)Subscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003


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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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    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. 

  • A national audit of chronic constipation in the communitySubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

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

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    Presenting the case for acute mental health wardsSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    During the past 10 years, acute mental health admission wards have come under increasing scrutiny. This has not generally cast acute wards in a positive light (Standing Nursing Midwifery Advisory Committee (SMAC), 1999), describing them for the most part as non-therapeutic and suggesting that they offer little privacy and minimal staff contact for patients.

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    Inhaler devices for childrenSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    The use of inhaled medicines for the management of asthma is common and is the preferred method of treatment (NICE, 2000a). It is recommended that bronchodilating drugs, such as beta2-agonists, which provide symptom relief, and anti-inflammatory drugs, such as corticosteroids, are administered by inhalation (NICE 2000a). However, the number of devices available can leave the practitioner and the patient confused about which is the most appropriate inhaler. Guidance from the National ...

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    Coeliac DiseaseSubscription

    Clinical11 March, 2003


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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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    Evaluation of an evidence-based nursing tool for acute hospitalsSubscription

    Clinical11 March, 2003

    The routine documentation of nursing care is an everyday part of nursing practice, which provides a permanent record of the care given to a patient and the patient’s response to that care. The NMC (2002) states that good record-keeping:

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    Clinical11 March, 2003