Issue : November 2005
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The Liver - Part 1: anatomy.Subscription
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In 1998, the UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) identified that intensive glycaemic control reduces the risk of diabetic complications. Since then many local and national treatment algorithms and guidelines have been developed including those by the Department of Health (2002), National Institute for Clinical Excellence (2004; 2002) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (2001).
Defining nursing knowledge.Subscription
‘What is nursing knowledge?’ is a complex question, the answer to which helps define nurses as a profession. It is also difficult to answer because nursing is dynamic, evolving and a relatively new profession. However, as knowledge is central to the issue of professional accountability it is vital to attempt to answer the question.
Advice on Healthy eating for older people.Subscription
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VOL: 101, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 21What is it?
Needs-led management in the community.Subscription
VOL: 101, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 42Dudley Beacon and Castle Primary Care Trust has designed a proactive model of care that identifies patients with long-term conditions and provides the type of individualised care they require according to their needs.
Dysphagia is an abnormality in swallowing and occurs in approximately 45 per cent of patients admitted to hospital with CVA (Royal College of Physicians, 2004).
VOL: 101, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 45Joyce Skeet, MSc, RGN, is practice nurse, Holbrook Surgery, Horsham, West SussexIt is essential to begin planning flu vaccine clinics in January to ensure that the process runs smoothly. The Department of Health has an influenza pandemic contingency plan so that all those involved are prepared in the event of this happening.
Are nurses ready to take on the BNF?Subscription
VOL: 101, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 56Nurse prescribing was introduced in 1998 to support the expanding role of nurses, particularly in primary care. It acknowledged that many nurses were taking increasing responsibility for managing patients with a range of conditions yet, despite their specialised knowledge, they were unable to prescribe the relevant medications and products.