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Issue : October 2003

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    A new approach to training in intravenous drug therapySubscription

    Clinical28 October, 2003

    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.

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    Examining the literature on using tap water in wound cleansingSubscription

    Clinical28 October, 2003

    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 ...

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    Anaemia: causes and treatmentSubscription

    Clinical28 October, 2003

    Anaemia is one of the most common pathological conditions encountered in primary care. 

  • Understanding the implications of adopting the Atkins' dietSubscription

    Clinical28 October, 2003

    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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    Clinical28 October, 2003


  • Doppler assessment: calculating an ankle brachial pressure indexSubscription

    Clinical21 October, 2003

    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. 

  • Exploring alternative methods for measuring wounds in a nursing homeSubscription

    Clinical21 October, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 66

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    An action plan to prevent and combat threadworm infectionSubscription

    Clinical21 October, 2003

    Threadworm infection is especially common in preschool and school-age children, but can spread to the entire family. 

  • The management of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in infantsSubscription

    Clinical21 October, 2003

    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.

  • The management of primary spinal cord tumoursSubscription

    Clinical21 October, 2003

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