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Issue : May 2002

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  • Nurse concern: a predictor of patient deteriorationSubscription

    Clinical28 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 22, PAGE NO: 38

  • Chest compressionsSubscription

    Clinical28 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 22, PAGE NO: 47PHIL JEVON, RESUSCITATION OFFICER, MANOR HOSPITAL, WALSALLSponsored by PfizerIn a cardiac arrest, chest compressions support the circulation by increasing intrathoracic pressure and directly compressing the heart (Maier et al., 1984). Even when performed correctly, they still achieve only 30% of the normal cardiac output (Paradis et al., 1989). A sound technique is important to maximise blood flow:

  • The use of refocusing in acute psychiatric careSubscription

    Clinical28 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 22, PAGE NO: 44Nick Bowles, MA, BA, RMN, is senior lecturer, School of Health Studies, University of Bradford; Peter Dodds, RMN, is senior nurse, Oakburn Ward, Lynfield Mount Hospital, BradfordNick Bowles, MA, BA, RMN, is senior lecturer, School of Health Studies, University of Bradford; Peter Dodds, RMN, is senior nurse, Oakburn Ward, Lynfield Mount Hospital, Bradford

  • Aromatherapy massage: its use in a ward settingSubscription

    Clinical28 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 22, PAGE NO: 36Paula Mullins, DipRef, DipArTh, MThCert, DipA/P, ITEC (Indian head massage), CertEd, is aromatherapist, reflexologist and researcher, acute stroke rehabilitation unit, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust, LondonEssential oils can be extracted from the petals, leaves, roots, buds, twigs, wood bark, resin or fruit of certain plants. In a few cases, every part of the plant growing above ground is used.

  • Total parenteral nutrition: how to reduce the risksSubscription

    Clinical28 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 22, PAGE NO: 40Lorraine Bosonnet, RGN, is Macmillan nurse, upper gastrointestinal tract, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Katie Lemon discusses armomatherapySubscription

    Clinical28 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 22, PAGE NO: 35Katie Lemon is an aromatherapist working in private practiceThis week's leading clinical article is on aromatherapy, an area of increasing importance to nurses (p36). Since the foundation of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists in 1985, practitioners have been re-evaluating their roles as therapists.

  • ECGs: how to recognise an abnormal recordingSubscription

    Clinical21 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 21, PAGE NO: 40

  • Patient feedback on liaison mental health care in A&ESubscription

    Clinical21 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 21, PAGE NO: 34

  • Food intake in labour: the benefits and drawbacksSubscription

    Clinical21 May, 2002

    The issue of whether to restrict the oral intake of food and fluids to women during labour has caused extensive controversy over the years. The basis of the argument is that women in labour who have been allowed to eat or drink, and then require a general anaesthetic, are at risk of death, owing to aspiration of their gastric contents - this is known as Mendelson’s syndrome (Mendelson, 1946).

  • Extended nursing roles in intermediate care: a cost-benefit evaluationSubscription

    Clinical21 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 21, PAGE NO: 37

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