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Controlling breakthrough pain in palliative care

04 November 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article challenges the common practice of boosting the syringe driver as a means of controlling breakthrough pain. The authors offer some guidelines for good...

Reflections on the provision of community palliative care for terminally ill children in Ireland

06 November 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

In many areas of Ireland, children dying at home still have inadequate access to specialist palliative care. This causes unnecessary emotional and physical distress...

Promoting safe administration of subcutaneous infusions

11 April 2007

Nursing Standard


Despite the many benefits of subcutaneous therapy, this route is less commonly used in general patients than the intravenous route. The authors discuss safe practice...

Subcutaneous injection technique

29 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines the procedure for administering subcutaneous injections, including site selection and prevention of complications.

Medicine wastage in a thromboprophylaxis protocol for ambulatory trauma patients

12 August 2020

Emergency Nurse

medicines management

Thromboprophylactic medicine is provided routinely to patients who present to emergency departments (EDs) with lower leg fractures as a preventive measure against...

Supporting people with learning disabilities to receive subcutaneous injections

29 April 2021

Learning Disability Practice

clinical procedures

The average life expectancy of people with learning disabilities has increased and many of these individuals will experience long-term and potentially life-limiting...