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An overview of sedation for adult patients in hospital

08 June 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Sedatives may be administered to patients in the hospital setting to provide comfort and reduce anxiety and pain. A variety of sedative agents can be used depending...

Alcohol-related liver disease

16 July 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Alcohol is one of the three leading causes of liver disease in the developed world. Patients with alcohol-related liver disease are often cared for in general wards...

Understanding and managing the health needs of veterans

04 November 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Military service has many possible consequences for an individual’s health. However, the health needs of veterans are not well understood by healthcare...

Portal hypertension and varices in patients with liver cirrhosis

01 August 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

Portal hypertension is a complication seen in patients with liver cirrhosis and is characterised by high pressure in the portal vein. As portal hypertension worsens,...

An overview of sedation for adult patients in hospital

02 June 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

Sedatives may be administered to patients in the hospital setting to provide comfort and reduce anxiety and pain. A variety of sedative agents can be used depending...

Managing ascites in patients with chronic liver disease

05 February 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses the pathophysiology of ascites, a complication associated with chronic liver disease. The diagnosis and grading of ascites and assessment of...

Care of patients following liver transplantation

16 August 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article provides an overview of the care of patients following liver transplantation. It focuses on the immediate post-operative care, the role of the...

Care of patients following liver transplantation

10 August 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

This article provides an overview of the care of patients following liver transplantation. It focuses on the immediate post-operative care, the role of the...