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Trauma course content after the gulf war

01 December 2001

Emergency Nurse

A&S Science

The Gulf War ended in the Spring of 1991. It represented a major departure from previous wars, in that it was the first modern war to involve British troops under...

Participation in warfare: a literature review

01 April 2003

Emergency Nurse


Last month’s Emergency Nurse article by Wild (2003) presented literature concerning the potential stressors and stresses of going to war, pre-deployment to war in...

Coming home from war: a literature review

01 May 2003

Emergency Nurse


This, the last of three literature reviews, builds on previous articles concerned with the stressors and stresses of pre-deployment (Wild 2003a) and deployment (Wild...

Going to war: a literature review

01 March 2003

Emergency Nurse


During the Gulf War (GW) 1991, many NHS hospitals were placed on standby to receive casualties evacuated from Saudi Arabia. This included transferring patients to...

Lessons from the past

01 November 2001

Emergency Nurse


Believing the unbelievable has become easier as the September 11 attack on New York becomes firmly embedded in the minds of people across the globe.

A step in the right direction

01 February 2002

Nursing Older People


The importance of nursing assessment for older people within a multi-disciplinary framework has long been advocated by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN 1997a,...

lest we forget

01 November 2002

Nursing Older People


As war veterans prepare for Remembrance Day, Deidre Wild considers whether health professionals working with older people acknowledge the enduring impact of wartime...

Design and daily living

25 April 1990

Nursing Standard

Soapbox education

As nurses we are familiar with the concepts which underlie psychological, social, physical, or drug related dependency, but 'design dependency' and its relationship...

Body pressures and bed surfaces

27 March 1991

Nursing Standard

Clinical pressure sore prophylaxis

Specialised beds which are designed to prevent unacceptably high levels of pressure loads on skin surfaces are frequently used in the management of patients with, or...

A personal view

03 October 1990

Nursing Standard

Soapbox education

In 1946, Margory Warren, mother of British geriatric medicine, outlined in her case for its specialism the need for a change of attitude in the medical profession to...