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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: March 2012

Do you know enough about managing pain in compression bandaging?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyThu, 29 Mar 2012

Article: Anderson I (2012) Multidimensional leg ulcer assessment Nursing Times; 108: 13, 17-20.Author: Irene Anderson is principal lecturer, tissue viability, and reader in learning and teaching in healthcare ...

How can I reduce patients' risk of falls?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyThu, 22 Mar 2012

Article: Heaton C (2012) Creating a protocol to reduce falls. Nursing Times; 108, 12: 16-18.Author: Christina Heaton is extended scope practitioner, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Wigan.THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT:The current statistics about falls in UK hospitalsMajor risk factors of falling.How ...

If I am asked to use TENS, how can I decrease the chance of side effects?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyTue, 13 Mar 2012

Article: Wright A (2012) Exploring the evidence for using TENS to relieve pain. Nursing Times; 108: 11, 20-23.Author: Alisa Wright is clinical nurse specialist, Pain Management Services, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust, Birmingham.THIS ...

How can I show patients how to properly inject insulin?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyThu, 8 Mar 2012

Article: Down S, Kirkland F (2012) Injection technique in insulin therapy.Nursing Times; 108: 10, 18-21.Author: Su Down is a nurse consultant - diabetes, Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust; Fiona Kirkland ...