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Intraosseous access and adults in the emergency department

03 August 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the use of the intraosseous route for obtaining vascular access in adults. It discusses indications for intraosseous access, the techniques and...

Vascular access: indications and implications for patient care

09 March 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This overview of the vascular access devices available for adult patients explains how careful selection and management of the device can minimise the complications...

Time to put clients on the payroll

27 August 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

People with learning disabilities have traditionally been excluded from the job market but, due to changes in national policies, such as those outlined in the...

Options for intravascular access during resuscitation of adults

11 April 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

For most emergency care teams, initial intravascular access is performed intravenously, despite the challenges posed by low cardiac output physiology. Intraosseous...

People with learning disabilities in rural Scotland: review of policy

14 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

People with learning disabilities may have additional healthcare needs compared to the general population, and the NHS faces challenges in addressing these needs....

Student life - Effective information on out-of-hours health care

01 March 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Student life

On a placement in a community nursing team, I was given the opportunity to develop the core content of an information leaflet with the aim of empowering people with...

Intraosseous approach to vascular access in adult resuscitation

09 July 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Establishing vascular access is vital to maximise resuscitation in critically ill children and adults (LaRocco and Wang 2003), and failure can result in delays in...

How rapid assessment at triage can improve care outcomes

10 October 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

As the number of patients who present at emergency departments (EDs) increases (Australian College for Emergency Medicine 2005), ED staff are coming under greater...

Improving health with acute liaison nursing

10 June 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

People with learning disabilities have increased health problems compared with the general population but they often experience poor quality care in mainstream...

taking control

01 November 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Person-centred planning (PCP) is about people with learning disabilities having control of their own lives. But, from the authors’ experience, relatively little is...