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Issue : September 2006

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  • Specialist in lymphomaSubscription

    Clinical29 September, 2006

    Gill Stewart, the Lymphoma Association's first ever nurse specialist, is working hard to raise the profile of patients with this common type of cancer.

  • Preparing patients for dialysisSubscription

    Clinical29 September, 2006

    For any patient with chronic renal failure, deciding whether or not to undergo dialysis is a daunting and life-changing decision - and as far as pre-dialysis nurse specialist Nerys Brick is concerned, pretending otherwise to prospective patients is not an option. ‘It is important that patients are aware of all the options and what their choices are. I don’t wrap it up in a nice package, I tell it to them straight. Patients appreciate it when you are open and honest.’

  • Combating a rising incidence of Legionnaire's diseaseSubscription

    Clinical29 September, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 25Jason Beckford-Ball, BA, RMN, is assistant clinical editor, Nursing TimesA statement released last week by the Health Protection Agency highlighted a recent increase in the incidence of Le...

  • Cricoid pressure.Subscription

    Clinical29 September, 2006


  • Planning to improve the hospital experience for older inpatientsSubscription

    Clinical29 September, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 29Caroline Lawson, MA, BSc, RGN, is nurse consultant, acute stroke, East Somerset NHS TrustIt is estimated that by 2031 the number of people aged 65 and over will exceed 15 million and comprise 23% of the w...

  • Managing infants with pyrexiaSubscription

    Clinical29 September, 2006


  • Pneumococcal vaccine and the new child vaccination scheduleSubscription

    Clinical29 September, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 44Helen Bedford, PhD, RHV, is senior lecturer in children's health, Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, LondonLaura Lane, BA, RN (Child), is immunisation nurse specialist, Immunisation Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, LondonPneumococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. Based on their different polysaccharide (...

  • AssessmentSubscription

    Clinical26 September, 2006

    The RCNImaging Nurses Forum committee has produced best practice guidance on pregnancy testing prior to diagnostic imaging. These can be accessed from

  • Clinical decision-making and the consultant nurse roleSubscription

    Clinical26 September, 2006

    Jerry Warr,PhD, MNurs, RMN, RGN, is reader in practice development, Bournemouth University, on behalf of South West Consultant Practitioner Forum...

  • Putting MS patients back in controlSubscription

    Clinical21 September, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 20A government scheme has helped to create major opportunities for MS nurse specialists.

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