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Nursing may be more academic these days - but not if you are Finnish

28 July 1999

Nursing Standard


This month it was my turn once again to renew my UKCC registration. When I came to fill in the section 'Further academic qualifications, degrees or diplomas', I...

Impaired wound healing in patients with diabetes

06 June 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background This article reviews a cross-section of literature on wound healing and highlights how diabetes mellitus can cause deviations from usual healing patterns....

Minimising the risk of hospital transmission of pulmonary TB

10 October 2001

Nursing Standard


Pulmonary tuberculosis is a threat to other patients and healthcare workers in hospital settings. Laila King discusses the ways to minimise the risk of transmission.

Subcutaneous insulin injection technique

07 May 2003

Nursing Standard


Insulin injection technique has far greater bearing on glycaemic control than is often recognised. This article discusses the optimal needle length for different...

Safe handling of hip replacement patients

17 August 1994

Nursing Standard

Clinical lifting and handling

This article aims to promote understanding of tlx potential causes of dislocation in post-operative hip replacements as well as the dangers of back injury to nurses...

Prevention and management of pneumococcal disease

14 November 2001

Nursing Standard


Pneumococcal pneumonia is associated with high mortality in immunocompromised and older people. The authors discuss the role nurses have in increasing awareness of...