Issue : November 2001
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VOL: 97, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 53 Christine Dearden is A&E consultant Janice Donnell, RGN, RSCN, is a staff nurse, Eithne Tieney, RGN, is sister, regional burns unit, Royal Hospitals and Dental Hospital Health and Social Services Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Communicating with unconscious patientsSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 35 Karen Leigh, BSc, DipHE, RN, is staff nurse, The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford According to Sisson (1990), hearing is the last sense to go when a person becomes unconscious.
Psychological aspects of wound healingSubscription
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Demystifying systematic reviewsSubscription
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Wound care practice in nursing homesSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 64Julie Taylor, RGN, DPSN, is wound care sister (nursing homes), South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS TrustJulie Taylor, RGN, DPSN, is wound care sister (nursing homes), South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Don't hold back on restraintSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 38Eddie Orme, BSc Community Health Nursing (Learning Disability), RNMH, is project manager, drugs counselling service, Simpson House, EdinburghAs a community learning disability nurse, I once visited a middle-aged man with Down's syndrome who was living at home with his elderly mother. She had cared for him throughout his life, but as she got older she became less able to help her son meet his various needs.
Intermittent sequential compression therapySubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 48Monica Carcary, RGN, is a primary nurse, Community Rehabilitation Unit, St Mary's Hospital, LeedsIntermittent sequential compression therapy (ISCT) is effective in reducing oedema of the lower limbs (Vowden, 2001) and can improve circulation of blood in the affected areas (Sayegh, 1987).
Nurses must help to build the futureSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 31Sally Gooch, MSc, BA, RGN, RHVThe NHS building programme is forcing many trusts to develop revolutionary new schemes. For the first time, buildings could offer technological solutions to problems. Every new hospital has modern technology and better facilities than the older ones.
The gift of lifeSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 35Jennifer Stuckey is a third-year nursing student at Staffordshire UniversityI was on a clinical placement in the intensive care unit at a Staffordshire hospital when Henry (not his real name) was admitted. He was only 46, had been involved a road traffic accident on Saturday morning and came to ICU via A&E. He had a Glasgow Coma Score of 3 and was unresponsive.
Psychosocial rehabilitation after burn injuriesSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 47James Partridge, DSc, MSc, MA, is chief executive, Changing FacesThe report of the National Burn Care Review, published in April (www.baps.co.uk), contained a comprehensive analysis of the state of burn care in the UK. Its findings were worrying but its analysis and proposals were confidently made, with multidisciplinary consensus, that much needed to be done to change the present arrangements.