Issue : November 2005
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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.
A guide to selecting and using urinary sheathsSubscription
VOL: 101, ISSUE: 47, PAGE NO: 43 Frank Booth, RGN, DNCert, is head of continence services, Fylde Primary Care Trust Louise Lee, RGN, CertMHSC, is clinical nurse specialist, Fylde Primary Care Trust
Patients admitted with fractured neck of femur are usually aged over 65 and very frail and vulnerable, often as a result of chronic conditions. It is therefore not uncommon for these patients to require complex medical and nursing interventions and intensive rehabilitative expertise. To meet the needs of this patient group and achieve good clinical outcomes, the multidisciplinary team must be highly skilled and effectively coordinated by someone with strong leadership. This is vital ...
Administration of oral medication.Subscription
Administration of medication is more than a task to be done in compliance with a prescription (NMC, 2004).
Stem cells are early cells from which all other cells develop. They are without specific function but under given conditions will differentiate to become any one of the body’s many cell types. They serve as the basis for the development of the foetus, and as a resource for repair of damaged tissue later in life.
Advice on Healthy eating for older people.Subscription
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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.
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