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Issue : September 2009

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  • How 'nil by mouth' instructions impact on patient behaviourSubscription

    Clinical28 September, 2004

    VOL: 100, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 32

  • VenepunctureSubscription

    Clinical28 September, 2004

    Venepuncture is a procedure that is performed by nursing and medical staff in a wide variety of clinical areas as a clinical and diagnostic aid in patient management.

  • Is the profession prepared for nurse prescribing in hospitals?Subscription

    Clinical28 September, 2004

    Nurse prescribing is an exciting development that is increasing nurses’ ability to provide flexible patient care. Since the Cumberlege Report recommended that community nurses be allowed to prescribe from a limited list of products (Department of Health and Social Security, 1986), scope has grown. This has been driven by government policies such as Making a Difference (Department of Health, 1999a) and The NHS Plan (DoH, 2000a).

  • HypromelloseSubscription

    Clinical25 September, 2004

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 24, PAGE NO: 31...

  • Causes and management of chronic breathlessness in adults.Subscription

    Clinical21 September, 2004

    VOL: 100, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 46 Rachel Booker, RGN, DNCert, HV, is head of student support, National Respiratory Training Centre, Warwick

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.Subscription

    Clinical21 September, 2004

    VOL: 100, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 28WHAT IS IT?

  • Evaluating a project to improve care of older people in Scotland.Subscription

    Clinical21 September, 2004

    VOL: 100, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 34

  • Diagnosis and treatment of malignant spinal cord compression.Subscription

    Clinical21 September, 2004

    Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) occurs in 2-10 per cent of people with cancer (Ingham et al, 1993; Falk and Fallon, 1997; Frank, 1998; Huff, 2001). Its incidence is likely to increase as medical advances enable patients to live longer, exposing them to the complications associated with advanced disease. MSCC is an oncological emergency, and the patient’s neurological status at the onset of treatment for the condition is the main prognostic indicator. Staff working in cancer ...

  • NICE guidance on use of topical corticosteroids in atopic eczema.Subscription

    Clinical21 September, 2004

    Atopic eczema is a common chronic relapsing inflammatory skin condition that can have a significant impact on quality of life. Atopic eczema has both acute and chronic phases. Table 1 shows the clinical features of these.

  • Management of retained foreign bodies and rectal sexual trauma.Subscription

    Clinical21 September, 2004

    Although literature is sparse on the subject, anecdotal evidence and the author’s experience suggests that injuries to the colon, rectum and anus are an increasing cause of mortality and morbidity. 

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