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Issue : May 2002

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  • Wound healing and potential therapeutic optionsSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2002

    Andrew KingsleyCNS Infection Control and Tissue Viability, Northern Devon NHS TrustWound healing is a complex process that involves interacting cells, cytokines, enzymes, carbohydrates and proteins in cascades and sequences that are linear in character but occur seemingly simultaneously across the wound bed as different areas progress at different speeds. The process can be divided into inflammation, proliferation and maturation phases (Cox, 1993).

  • Walk-in health centres are a politician's follySubscription

    Clinical7 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 19, PAGE NO: 38Peter May, MD, is a GP at The Grove Medical Practice, Shirley, SouthamptonPeter May, MD, is a GP at The Grove Medical Practice, Shirley, Southampton

  • Using the Roper, Logan and Tierney model in a neonatal ICU

    Using the Roper, Logan and Tierney model in a neonatal ICUSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2002

    Over the past 30 years nursing has evolved from a task-oriented to a logical and systematic approach to care, using theories and models to guide practice (Pearson et al, 1996). Models of nursing outline a framework for nursing care that is systematically constructed and of scientific origin (Fawcett, 1995).

  • Training nurses to place tunnelled central venous cathetersSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2002

    Sue Benton, RN, SCM.Sister, RadiologyNurses have been successfully inserting tunnelled central venous catheters (TCVCs) since 1991 and have accepted this expansion of their role in order to improve the quality of the service to patients (Hamilton, 1995).

  • Toxicity and adverse effects of herbal complementary therapySubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2002

    Jennifer Kelly, MSc, BA (Hons), RN, DipN, DipNEd. Senior Lecturer, Homerton School of Health Studies, Cambridge

  • 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

  • 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

  • The role of sunscreen preparations in preventing skin cancerSubscription

    Clinical1 May, 2002

    Pauline Buchanan, BSc (Hons), RN, RM, ONC, DipN.

  • The role of anatomy and physiology in interpreting ECGsSubscription

    Clinical14 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 20, PAGE NO: 34Amanda Roberts, RN, DipHE, is staff nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Royal Cornwall Hospital, TruroCoronary heart disease is responsible for more than 135,000 deaths a year, according to the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease (Department of Health, 2000). The framework has also established coronary care as a government priority, which means that it is important for nurses to develop a range of skills in keeping with this initiative.

  • The National Service Framework for DiabetesSubscription

    Clinical7 May, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 19, PAGE NO: 59

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