Issue : May 2002
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Wound healing and potential therapeutic optionsSubscription
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
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
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).
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).
Jennifer Kelly, MSc, BA (Hons), RN, DipN, DipNEd. Senior Lecturer, Homerton School of Health Studies, Cambridge
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
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
Pauline Buchanan, BSc (Hons), RN, RM, ONC, DipN.
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
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