Issue : October 2001
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Pain assessment in a day-bed unitSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 38Tanya Lord, BSc, RGN, RM, is staff nurse, day-bed suite, Western General Hospital, EdinburghPain management has become a priority at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital since a patient survey carried out by the Picker Institute in 1999 found that 58% of surgical patients had pain all, most or some of the time.
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Elective Admissions to Suit the IndividualSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 41, PAGE NO: 30Liz Allen, RN, is lead nurse, the Easi-Book and preassessment service, Walsall Hospitals NHS TrustThe government is committed to reducing the number of patients waiting for an operation and the length of time they wait, and to improving the quality of the service they receive throughout the entire process.
Setting up a sexual health clinic in a schoolSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 41, PAGE NO: 38Delya Lane, BMedSci, RGN, RSCN, is a school nurse at the Ivy Lodge Clinic, SheffieldPatricia Day, BMedSci, PGCE, RGN, is a school nurse at Norfolk Park Health Centre, SheffieldBecoming a mother at a young age can have a catastrophic effect on the life chances of both the young women involved and their children.
Pills won't cure ills caused by povertySubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 41, PAGE NO: 29Tracy McFall, BSc, RGN, OHNThere are many times on the wards or in the community that I've been disillusioned by the care patients receive. I have frequently been asked to give care without any knowledge of a person's circumstances - whether they are living on the poverty line, whether their house is damp or whether they have any relatives or friends who can help with the shopping or the kids.
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 41, PAGE NO: 32 Ursula O’Leary, MSc, DipPainManagement, RN, was nurse manager at St John’s Hospice at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, London, at the time of writing
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 41, PAGE NO: 41PHIL JEVON, RESUSCITATION OFFICER, MANOR HOSPITAL, WALSALLThe term cardiac arrest implies a sudden interruption of cardiac output. It may be reversible with appropriate treatment (Handley, 1999). The patient will collapse, lose consciousness, stop breathing and will be pulseless. He/she may also present with a short grand mal convulsion which lasts only a few seconds.
Waste disposal for the ostomate in the communitySubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 40, PAGE NO: 51ELAINE SWAN, RN, SCM, BN, is advanced nurse practitioner (colorectal), Walsall Hospitals NHS TrustELAINE SWAN, RN, SCM, BN, is advanced nurse practitioner (colorectal), Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust
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