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
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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).
VOL: 99, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 62 Deborah Ruff, RGN, is vascular nurse specialist, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham An ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) is a simple non-invasive method of identifying arterial insufficiency within a limb.
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Threadworm infection is especially common in preschool and school-age children, but can spread to the entire family.
VOL: 99, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 59 Carolyn Simpson, RGN, RSCN, is ward sister, Paediatric Medicine, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NHS Trust Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is a disease that usually affects infants and young children who lack the antibodies to Staphylococcus aureus toxins that adults have.