Issue : May 2002
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A support group for self-harm patientsSubscription
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Aromatherapy massage: its use in a ward settingSubscription
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.
Jennie April Walker, BSc Hons, RN, Dip CPC. Staff Nurse, Spinal Trauma and Disorders Unit, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham Autonomic dysreflexia is a sudden and exaggerated autonomic response to stimuli in people with spinal cord injuries or dysfunction.
Boosting patient accessSubscription
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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:
Childhood obesity and type 2 diabetesSubscription
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Chris Hart discusses liaison psychiatrySubscription
VOL: 98, ISSUE: 21, PAGE NO: 33Chris Hart, mental health editor, Nursing TimesThe interface between mental health liaison nurses and nurses in a general hospital is still in its infancy. Although mental health liaison nursing established itself as a specialty a few decades ago, many general nurses do not know what it involves.
Diabetes nursing for inpatientsSubscription
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ECGs: how to recognise an abnormal recordingSubscription
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