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Assessing distress in people with intellectual disabilities

01 April 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Background There are few available tools for screening and assessing mental distress in people with intellectual disabilities. Method Comparison of the Clinical...

Stress in emergency departments: experiences of nurses and doctors

05 July 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The effects of stressful incidents on emergency department (ED) staff can be profound. Witnessing aggression, violence or the death of patients, or participating in...

Arterial blood gas analysis: implications for nursing

01 February 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Nurses caring for children need to be able to understand the investigations that contribute to holistic assessment of the child. Blood gas analysis is a common...

Arterial blood gas analysis: implications for nursing

10 February 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Nurses caring for children need to be able to understand the investigations that contribute to holistic assessment of the child. Blood gas analysis is a common...

Development of a wellbeing clinic for patients after colorectal cancer

11 March 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

This article explores colorectal cancer patients’ experiences of a wellbeing clinic that provides holistic needs assessment. Initially the clinic was set up as a...

The value of stress relieving techniques

12 May 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

The aim of this service evaluation was to assess the value of receiving rapid stress management techniques (RSMTs) and complementary therapy to assist with...

How families perceive the care-giving experience

01 April 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article discusses the experiences of families who care for relatives with learning disabilities. Professionals must understand such experiences to ensure they...

Practical aspects of oronasopharyngeal suction in children

02 September 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

Care

Undergoing oronasopharyngeal suction is an unpleasant experience, but the intervention may prevent the deterioration of children who cannot clear their secretions. A...

Prone positioning in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

27 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & science

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious and complex condition. Despite technological advances in treatment, it is associated with a high mortality...

Prone positioning in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

15 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Art &science respiratory focus

Prone positioning is a technique used to treat patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Nurses are ideally placed to initiate and manage prone...