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Prevention and management of hyperthermia during a heatwave

26 September 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

Many older people in the UK are at risk of developing and dying from heat-related illnesses during a heatwave. The aims of this article are to define the term...

Nurses’ perceptions of indwelling urinary catheters in older people

02 January 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore nurses’ perceptions about whether urinary continence is promoted for older people in acute medical and specialist medicine for the elderly care...

Nurses’ perceptions of indwelling urinary catheters in older people

13 December 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore nurses’ perceptions about whether urinary continence is promoted for older people in acute medical and specialist medicine for the elderly care...

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...

The recognition and use of patient expertise on a unit for older people

01 October 2007

Nursing Older People

Care

There is growing recognition in health care of the expertise patients bring to the management of their own illness or condition. But some patient groups, including...

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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