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Issue : November 2005

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  • Drug calculations

    Drug calculationsSubscription

    Clinical15 November, 2005

    Nurses frequently use various types of mathematical calculation as part of their clinical practice, mainly when administering drugs.

  • Alzheimer's diseaseSubscription

    Clinical15 November, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 46, PAGE NO: 23WHAT IS IT?

  • Costs and benefits of private finance initiative schemesSubscription

    Clinical15 November, 2005

    Private companies have always built NHS hospitals. 

  • Nursing a patient with frostbiteSubscription

    Clinical15 November, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 46, PAGE NO: 52 Angela Davies, BSc, RGN, DipHE, is clinical nurse specialist - tissue viability, Pennine Acute NHS Trust, North Manchester General Hospital

  • New guideline on preventing and managing pressure ulcersSubscription

    Clinical15 November, 2005

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 46, PAGE NO: 40

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    A project to modernise the role of the ward manager.Subscription

    Clinical8 November, 2005

    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 ...

  • Experiences and perceptions of music therapy in critical illness.Subscription

    Clinical8 November, 2005

    The setting for this study was the general intensive care unit (ICU) in a district general hospital serving a multicultural community. The unit promotes a holistic, multidisciplinary approach.

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    Administration of oral medication.Subscription

    Clinical8 November, 2005

    Administration of medication is more than a task to be done in compliance with a prescription (NMC, 2004). 

  • Advances and challenges in the therapeutic use of stem cells.Subscription

    Clinical8 November, 2005

    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.

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    Symptoms and management options in cardiomyopathy.Subscription

    Clinical8 November, 2005

    Naomi Mason, RN, BSc, is inherited cardiovascular disease nurse specialist, Heart Hospital, London