Issue : October 2003
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The administration of intravenous drug therapy is one of the many challenging skills that have to be mastered during the preceptorship period, not only by newly qualified nurses but also by those who are returning to nursing after a career break.
The registered nurse needs to consider the evidence base for practice in a multitude of areas as a requirement of the NMC (NMC, 2002). First it is important to understand what is meant by evidence-based practice. French (1999) suggests it is: ‘The systematic interconnecting of scientifically generated evidence with the tacit knowledge of the expert practitioner to achieve a change in a particular practice.’ However, some evidence may be misleading if the practitioner is inexperienced ...
Anaemia: causes and treatmentSubscription
Anaemia is one of the most common pathological conditions encountered in primary care.
VOL: 99, ISSUE: 43, PAGE NO: 20Ian Rollo, BSc, is personal trainer/health consultant, BirminghamIan Rollo, BSc, is personal trainer/health consultant, Birmingham
WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK: 13,000 women died from the disease in 2001. The majority (80 per cent) of women diagnosed are over the age of 50 (it is presumed that the average age of the menopause is 50) and the lifetime risk of developing the disease is one in nine (Cancer Research UK, 2003).
Digital photography in wound careSubscription
VOL: 99, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 70 Maria Mousley, MSc, BSc, DpodM, is chief podiatrist in diabetes care, Northampton Primary Care Trust Diabetes is a multisystem disorder that affects the wound healing process.
VOL: 99, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 54Gerhard Kammerlander, DGKP, is certified wound managerThomas Eberlein, MD, is dermatologist; both at the Wound Competence Centre, Linz, AustriaHaemostasis and fibrin formation contribute to the formation of a wound scab following skin damage. This process facilitates repair by providing a matrix within which cell migration and angiogenesis take place (van Hinsbergh, 2001; Phillips, 2000).
Threadworm infection is especially common in preschool and school-age children, but can spread to the entire family.