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Measuring muscle tone and movement

21 June 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical disability

Abnormal or altered muscle tone in the neurologically damaged patient presents major problems for restoring motor function. Many nursing interventions, such as...

Ankylosing spondylitis

01 July 2006

Nursing Standard

Art &science

This article provides an overview of ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic condition characterised by abnormal ossification and ankylosis affecting the spine and...

Evidence-based patient handling: systematic review

30 April 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background This article summarises the findings of an international systematic review of patient handling. More than 880 papers were read, critically appraised and...

Ankylosing spondylitis

26 July 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic condition characterised by abnormal ossification and ankylosis affecting the spine and...

Preparing patients for hip and knee replacement surgey

19 September 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article considers the pre-operative physical, psychological and social factors that affect the outcomes of patients undergoing total hip and total knee...

Best practice in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis

27 June 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses the need for early referral and proactive management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis to achieve optimal treatment outcomes.

Neurovascular impairment and compartment syndrome

01 April 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Compartment syndrome is a potential complication of musculoskeletal trauma and surgery. Early identification of compartment syndrome is critical because, if left...

Waiting for surgery after orthopaedic trauma

01 April 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Action research

Nursing staff on a paediatric surgical ward were concerned about delays experienced by children waiting to go to theatre following orthopaedic trauma, and their...

Neurovascular impairment and compartment syndrome

27 April 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Compartment syndrome is a potential complication of musculoskeletal trauma and surgery. Early identification of compartment syndrome is critical because, if left...

Pre-hospital treatment of traumatic rhabdomyolysis

01 December 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Described as the pathological breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue in response to major injury, traumatic rhabdomyolysis iwas first recorded, during the second world...