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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


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    Meeting the needs of younger women with breast cancerSubscription

    Clinical21 October, 2003

    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

    Clinical21 October, 2003


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    Diabetes and its effect on wound healing and patient careSubscription

    Clinical21 October, 2003

    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. 

  • An assessment of the wound healing properties of Algisite* M dressingsSubscription

    Clinical21 October, 2003

    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).

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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. 

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