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Making the most of time

01 December 2004

Nurse Researcher

Back to basics

Undertaking an MPhil or PhD requires the student to develop many different skills, including the all important skill of time management (Crofts 2002). At first...

Teaching practical skills: a guide for preceptors

09 April 1997

Nursing Standard

Nurse education

Nursing is about doing as well as knowing. There is concern that while nurses qualifying under the 1992 programmes of education possess greater theoretical knowledge...

Reviewing the literature: a guide for students

22 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Professional development

For any student, the skill of reviewing the literature is central to success on his or her course of study. For nursing and midwifery students, the ability to...

Autoimmune disorders

26 June 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Autoimmune disorders affect people of all ages, ethnicity, social class and gender. The authors briefly review the normal immune response and consider how this might...

Nursing management of the patient with hypothermia

02 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the signs and symptoms of hypothermia and outlines its acute nursing management.

Lumbar puncture

06 February 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the need for lumbar puncture, preparation of the patient and equipment necessary for this procedure. The rationale for the intervention is...

Assessing pain in patients

27 February 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article defines pain and discusses options for pain assessment. Both unidimensional and multidimensional pain assessment scales are considered and described....

Delirium part one: clinical features, risk factors and assessment

28 March 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Delirium is a common and under-reported problem in older adults. A lack of consensus over the terminology used to describe delirium may contribute to its...

Delirium part two: nursing management

04 April 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Delirium is a common and under-reported problem in older adults. It can have a negative effect on patient outcomes and nurses often fail to identify it. This is the...

Prevention of hypothermia

21 May 2009

Nursing Older People

Feature

This article examines normal thermoregulation and the changes in temperature control associated with the ageing process. Factors that influence hypothermia in older...
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