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An introduction to electrocardiogram interpretation: part 1

07 April 2010

Emergency Nurse

CPD

This article describes how to interpret the single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). The author also describes cardiac electrophysiology and how this is represented by...

Introduction to electrocardiogram interpretation: part 2

07 May 2010

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Twelve-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) record 12 different views of cardiac electrical activity, or leads. They therefore provide more information than bedside...

Head injuries: acute care

01 July 2000

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Nurses working in acute care settings will encounter patients with various head injuries. Philip Woodrow describes the nurse’s role in care planning, monitoring and...

Pulse oximetry

01 September 1999

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to enable nurses working in various clinical areas to use pulse oximetry safely for the benefit of...

Should older people be admitted to intensive care?

01 February 2002

Nursing Older People

Opinion

As you are reading Nursing Older People, your answer to the question ‘Should older people be admitted to intensive care?’ is probably yes, perhaps qualified by ‘when...

Petroleum jelly myth

01 September 2004

Nursing Older People

Letter

In the otherwise excellent article, ‘Oxygen therapy for older people’, in your last issue, the myth of not using petroleum jelly (eg Vaseline) on patients’ lips if...

Taking tympanic temperature

01 February 2006

Nursing Older People

General

This article is part of a series for care professionals and assistants on updating and learning new skills. It describes tympanic temperature and how to measure it.

Assessing pulse in older people

01 September 2003

Nursing Older People

General

Pulse is created by blood ejected from the left ventricle of the heart travelling though blood vessels. In health, a normal-sized left ventricle can hold about 130...

assessing respiratory function in older people

01 May 2002

Nursing Older People

General

introduction Breathing is essential to life, yet respiratory assessment remains the most neglected vital sign in most areas of health care. Respiratory rate and...

Assessing blood pressure in older people

01 March 2004

Nursing Older People

General

Blood pressure is a vital sign. Like all physiological measurements, there is a range of healthy blood pressures. Normal blood pressure ranges from 100/60 to 140/90...