Issue : March 2005
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VOL: 101, ISSUE: 22, PAGE NO: 28- Vitiligo is acquired depigmentation of the skin. It is a condition characterised by variable-sized white patches…
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VOL: 101, ISSUE: 22, PAGE NO: 30 Jo Trim, MPhil, BSc, RN, is nurse adviser at University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust
Laboratory investigations play an essential part in diagnosing anaemia, establishing its aetiology and determining and monitoring its appropriate treatment.
In The NHS Plan (DoH, 2000), the government acknowledged the importance of nurses to the health service. The government also set itself a key objective to recruit male nurses into the NHS, of the right calibre, to enable it to meet the changing needs and expectations of people using the NHS and to continuously improve quality of care offered by the service.
The pulse, or heart rate, is taken to assist with the assessment of a patient’s cardiovascular function (NT Skills, 8 April 2003, p29).
MRSA has received much media and political attention and its reduction is now an important goal. As NT’s ‘Keep It Clean’ campaign aims to show, infection control - especially the control of a resistant organism - is a complex issue with many contributing factors requiring a consistent approach to management (Shuttleworth, 2004).
VOL: 101, ISSUE: 21, PAGE NO: 28What is fragile x?
Managing constipation in advanced cancer careSubscription
Constipation is a common and debilitating symptom in patients with advanced cancer with an estimated prevalence ranging from 30 to 80 per cent (Baines, 1988; Grond et al, 1994; Sykes, 1998; Potter et al, 2003).