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Perfecting your practice

Looking in detail at a new practice article each week - as a student, what can you learn from it?

All posts from: October 2011

How do I perform a spirometry test?

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthWed, 26 Oct 2011

Article: Understanding spirometryAuthor: Linda Pearce is respiratory nurse consultant and clinical lead, Suffolk COPD Services, West Suffolk HospitalThis article tells you about:What spirometry is and why it is usedHow to decide whether ...

How do I prepare medications for administering via an enteral feeding tube?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyTue, 18 Oct 2011

Article: Administration of medicines via an enteral feeding tubeAuthor: Neil Wilson is senior lecturer, adult nursing, Manchester Metropolitan University, and secretary for the National Nurses nutrition ...

Should I assume that all patients with diabetes understand hypoglycaemia?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyTue, 11 Oct 2011

Article: How to manage hypoglycaemiaAuthor: Jill Hill is a diabetes nurse consultant, Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust.This article tells you about:HypoglycaemiaIts signs and symptomsWhat causes it to occurHow to manage it

How can I ensure that I am not biased towards gypsy travellers?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyTue, 4 Oct 2011

Article: Francis G (2011) Attitudes towards Gypsy Travellers. Nursing Times; 107: 39, early online publication.Author: Gill Francis is health inclusion worker for Travellers and Gypsies at Homerton University Hosptial, NHS Foundation Trust, London.This article tells you about:This ethnic groupHealth problems of ...