Issue : September 2009
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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.
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).
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VOL: 100, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 46 Rachel Booker, RGN, DNCert, HV, is head of student support, National Respiratory Training Centre, Warwick
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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 ...
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.
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.