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Issue : November 2005

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    Setting up a fast-track insulin start clinic for type 2 diabetesSubscription

    Clinical22 November, 2005

    Caroline Byard, RGN, is diabetes specialist nurse, Leicester General Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust;Robert Gregory, MD, FRCP, is consultant diabetologist, Leicester General Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust;Anita Khulpateea, RGN, is diabetes specialist nurse, Leicester General Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust;Andrew Burden, MD, FRCP, is consultant diabetologist and reader in medical and social care education, Sandwell and ...

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    Clinical supervision in a challenging behaviour unitSubscription

    Clinical22 November, 2005

    Aim: As part of an ongoing service development programme at St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton, it was identified that it would be beneficial to explore whether qualified nursing staff in the hospital’s five clinical divisions were satisfied with the clinical supervision they received. Also, the survey examined whether supervision was of good quality, was suitable for different specialist environments and if it affected motivation, skills, confidence and stress levels. The survey also ...

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    IV drug preparation and reconstitutionSubscription

    Clinical22 November, 2005

    The preparation and administration of intravenous (IV) drugs is a relatively common procedure in many areas of clinical practice. 

  • Best practice in discharging patients with a stomaSubscription

    Clinical22 November, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 47, PAGE NO: 67 Elaine Cronin, RGN, BSc, PGDip, is stoma care nurse, St Mary’s Hospital NHS Trust, London

  • Understanding wound dressings: HydrocolloidsSubscription

    Clinical15 November, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 46, PAGE NO: 51

  • Using finger-toe pulse oximetry to assess arterial blood flowSubscription

    Clinical15 November, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 46, PAGE NO: 47 Robin Cooper, RGN, DipDN, CPT, is specialist wound care practitioner, North Hampshire Primary Care Trust, Basingstoke

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    Understanding and dealing with parental vaccine concernsSubscription

    Clinical15 November, 2005

    Linda Diggle, MSc (nursing), BSc, BA, RGN, is principal research nurse, Oxford Vaccine Group, University of Oxford

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    Using light to treat age-related macular degenerationSubscription

    Clinical15 November, 2005

    Jennifer Nosek, RGN, OND, PDip, MHS, is specialist nurse in ophthalmology, Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary

  • Silver dressings: absorption and antibacterial efficacySubscription

    Clinical15 November, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 46, PAGE NO: 45 Alan Lansdown, PhD, FRCPath, is senior lecturer in chemical pathology, Division of Investigative Sciences, Imperial College School of Medicine, London Angela Williams, MSc, RGN, is vascular nursing specialist, Department of Vascular Surgery; Susan Chandler, RGN, is sister, Outpatients Department; Susan Benfield, RGN, is staff nurse, Outpatients Department; all three at Charing Cross Hospital, London

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    Preventing cervical cancer by vaccinating against HPVSubscription

    Clinical15 November, 2005

    Cervical cancer is the second most common gynaecological cancer after ovarian cancer. Research has found that human papilloma viruses (HPVs) are responsible for most, possibly all, cases and are also implicated in other anogenital cancers and in a subset of head and neck cancers (zur Hausen, 2002). A relatively limited number of HPV genotypes are classified as high risk and these have been isolated from almost all cervical cancers studied (Bekkers et al, 2004). Unfortunately, while ...