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Erectile dysfunction: physiology, causes and patient management

04 July 2007

Nursing Standard


This article examines the prevalence, causes, identification, assessment and treatment options for men with erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is thought to...

Acute urinary retention: causes, clinical features and patient care

28 March 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of acute urinary retention (AUR), which can cause patients severe pain and distress. It examines potential causes and risk factors....

Digital rectal examination

30 July 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the indications for digital rectal examination (DRE) in adults. The procedure for DRE is outlined and an overview of the potential findings...

Urine samples and urinalysis

12 December 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Urinalysis is a routine screening and diagnostic tool that can be used to identify infections and diseases. This article discusses methods of collecting and testing...

Treatment of patients with urge or stress urinary incontinence

22 September 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines the nursing assessment of urinary incontinence, and describes both conservative management of individuals with incontinence and common...

Developing the A&E nurse practitioner role

01 March 2006

Emergency Nurse


Nurse practitioners (NPs) have become integral to A&E teams so that, even though national debates regarding educational standards, title and future role direction...