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To reuse or not to reuse – that is the question

01 July 1999

Emergency Nurse


Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to develop or update nurses’ knowledge of the legal, professional and ethical issues relating to the...

To reuse or not to reuse — that is the question

10 May 1999

Nursing Standard


In this article, Karen Castille examines the issues concerning the reuse of products designed for single use.

Risk management in infection control

10 May 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this article, Janet McCulloch discusses the assessment of risk in relation to hazardous substances and ways in which risk might be avoided.

Hickman line surveillance in oncology

01 March 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article describes the development of a surveillance tool to monitor complications associated with Hickman and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)...

Exudate management in fungating malignant wounds

01 December 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice


Fungating wounds are caused by infiltration of the skin by a local tumour and/or recurrent or metastatic spread from a primary tumour. Only a relatively small number...

Infection control in older people

01 April 2001

Nursing Older People


Older people are susceptible to infection because of the physiological changes which accompany ageing and because they tend to develop additional underlying diseases...

The role of nurses in intravenous cannulation

14 January 1998

Nursing Standard


This article considers the many problems of peripheral intravenous cannuiation, ways to minimise these and the benefits to patient and hospital when this task is...

Being alert to anthrax

16 March 2010

Nursing Standard


Nurses need to be aware that heroin contaminated with anthrax is in circulation.

Prevention of infection in peripheral intravenous devices

22 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone intravenous therapy focus

This article focuses on peripheral intravenous cannulation devices as one source of infection. Using the chain of infection, each aspect is explored to help reduce...

The use of directly observed therapy in TB: a brief pan-London survey

02 August 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The objective of this study was to Investigate Issues regarding adherence with tuberculosis therapy and the use of directly observed therapy. Method A...
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