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Nursing management of skin graft sites

06 May 1998

Nursing Standard

Wound care

As the largest organ of the body, intact skin is vital for life. The functions of the integumentary system include protection, excretion, body temperature...

Pre-operative fasting

22 May 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate the nursing practice of fasting patients before surgery. Method A descriptive research design was used. The instrument used was a structured...

Feeding patients after abdominal surgery

14 August 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nutrition in hospital has been the focus of negative attention in recent years. Apart from the issues surrounding older people and nutrition (Odlund-Olin et al...

Acute pain management following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

05 January 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Obesity is a growing public health problem. This article provides an overview of the health implications associated with obesity. It describes laparoscopic Roux-en-Y...

Parents’ management of their child’s postoperative pain

01 December 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

In spite of its benefits, day or minor surgery is not without complications; pain is a significant issue for some patients (Kotiniemi et al 1997, Grenier et al...

Parents’ management of their child’s postoperative pain

01 December 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

In spite of its benefits, day or minor surgery is not without complications; pain is a significant issue for some patients (Kotiniemi et al 1997, Grenier et al...

The BIG question

27 July 2005

Nursing Standard

General article

As yet, few centres in the UK have the expertise to perform bariatric surgery for obese people. But the need for such surgery is growing and one unit is providing...

Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of same-day discharge following outpatient surgery in a US hospital

01 July 2016

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

In the US, safe and effective same-day discharge of patients, following uncomplicated, ambulatory surgery, also referred to as outpatient surgery, significantly...

Comparison of hospital and home base preparation for cardiac surgery

01 June 2003

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Preparation for surgery is widely accepted to be good clinical practice as it facilitates better coping and recovery post surgery. Most research has focused on...

Comparison of hospital and home base preparation for cardiac surgery

01 June 2003

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Preparation for surgery is widely accepted to be good clinical practice as it facilitates better coping and recovery post surgery. Most research has focused on...