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Category list : Theatre/perioperative

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  • A telephone link line for thoracic surgery patientsSubscription

    Clinical4 January, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 01, PAGE NO: 32

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    Aseptic non-touch techniqueSubscription

    Clinical15 February, 2001

    Every year about 5,000 patients die unnecessarily in the UK from hospital-acquired infection (National Audit Office, 2000). Many become infected during simple procedures, such as administering intravenous drugs and managing wounds, owing to poor hand-washing and aseptic technique. Despite this, it has been shown that techniques and terminology vary greatly (Rowley, 1996).

  • Risk assessment in theatresSubscription

    Clinical20 September, 2001

    VOL: 97, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 38 Sue Lamont, RGN, is theatre projects and resources coordinator, Leicester General Hospital

  • Supporting newly qualified nurses in operating theatresSubscription

    Clinical7 February, 2002

    VOL: 98, ISSUE: 06, PAGE NO: 34Mila Dajee, DipHE, RGN, is a staff nurse, directorate of surgery, Leicester General HospitalLike divorce, bereavement and moving house, starting a new job is one of life's most stressful events. For newly qualified nurses, this is particularly true. Not only do they have to get used to unfamiliar surroundings and fit into established teams, but they also have the added pressure of being fully accountable for their practice for the first time.

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    Management of type 1 diabetes and perioperative fastingSubscription

    Clinical15 April, 2003

    The standards document of The National Service Framework for Diabetes has recognised that inpatient management of diabetic patients is often inadequate (Department of Health, 2001). Suggestions to improve care included enhanced communication with patients, improved liaison with hospital diabetes teams (particularly the inpatient diabetes specialist nurse) and implementation of locally agreed evidence-based guidelines. Management of diabetic patients around the time of surgery lends ...

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    Supplementary prescribing for the elective surgical patientSubscription

    Clinical15 July, 2003

    Throughout the UK, nurses have started training in supplementary prescribing. The guidelines for supplementary prescribing, initially referred to as dependent prescribing (Department of Health, 1999), recommend that nurses can prescribe in continuing care by agreement with the patient and the diagnosing doctor.

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    What are the benefits and the pitfalls of preoperative fasting?Subscription

    Clinical16 December, 2003


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    Practical measures to ensure health and safety in theatresSubscription

    Clinical16 March, 2004

    A simple definition of health and safety is the state of being well in body and mind, and the condition of being free from danger and risks (Allen, 1991). 

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    Why good communication skills are important for theatre nurses.Subscription

    Clinical6 April, 2004


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    Perioperative fasting and the management of type 2 diabetesSubscription

    Clinical20 April, 2004

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