Issue : May 2004
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The Gerontological Nursing Demonstration Project for Scotland is dedicated to promoting the principles and practice of gerontological nursing and the development of evidence-based practice and professional networking. The project brings to fruition a commitment from Scotland’s strategy for nursing ‘to establish a model for networking that could be used to develop, disseminate and implement best practice in the care of older people’ (Scottish Executive Health Department, 2001).
Aims: This trial compares two methods used to find the insulin dose when starting insulin in people with type 2 diabetes in whom maximal tolerated oral hypoglycaemic agents have failed to control glycaemia. One method of initiating insulin (based on height, weight, and fasting blood plasma glucose and insulin resistance) was compared with a conventional method of initiating 10 units of isophane insulin twice daily.
VOL: 102, ISSUE: 18, PAGE NO: 27GENERIC AND PROPRIETARY NAMES
VOL: 100, ISSUE: 20, PAGE NO: 71 Jeanette Haslam, MPhil, GradDip(Phys), MCSP, SRP, is senior visiting fellow, University of East London Methodology of a survey
Psoriasis Awareness Week (the third week of May 2004) is an established annual event in the Psoriasis Association’s diary. Its purpose is to let people know about psoriasis and the effect it can have on people’s lives. This year the week is promoting the message of being positive about psoriasis and aims to reach a wider audience - not solely those who have the condition.
VOL: 100, ISSUE: 20, PAGE NO: 68Karen Irwin, BA, RGN, DN, is clinical nurse specialist (bowel dysfunction), Bolton Primary Care TrustHaving acknowledged these difficulties, Bolton Primary Care Trust secured funding to support a project across Wigan and Bolton Health Authority to develop an adult faecal incontinence service.