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Safe and effective management of analgesics in patients presenting to hospital with acute illness

15 November 2018

Nursing Standard

Pain

Chronic pain affects a significant percentage of the population and is defined as pain that lasts beyond the point of healing. People presenting to hospital with...

Effective management of adult patients with asthma

22 July 2019

Nursing Standard

cardiorespiratory

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can affect people of all ages. Globally, asthma is one of the most common non-communicable diseases and is associated...

Gout: clinical presentation and management

10 September 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Gout is a painful inflammatory condition that can affect a variety of joints, causes significant distress and is associated with a number of comorbidities. This...

Assessment and management of chronic pain

05 August 2019

Nursing Standard

pain

Chronic pain can have significant physical, psychological and social effects on a person’s life, as well as on their families and friends. However, it is often not...

Cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer-related pain: a systematic review

21 January 2020

Cancer Nursing Practice

Complementary therapies

Pain is a well-documented symptom of cancer, and pharmacological treatment options aside from opioids, which can have burdensome side effects, remain limited....

Care and management of patients receiving epidural analgesia

17 November 2020

Nursing Standard

surgical

Epidural analgesia continues to have an important role in the management of acute pain in post-operative settings. Although its use in clinical practice has...

Reviewing the physiology, pharmacology and therapeutic uses of ketamine

23 August 2021

Nursing Standard

pain

Ketamine is a synthetic drug with unique properties which started to be used therapeutically in humans in the 1970s and is now widely used in all fields of nursing....

Trauma pain management in the emergency department: use of methoxyflurane as a patient-administered analgesic

16 June 2022

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Evidence suggests that pain is highly prevalent among patients with traumatic injuries who attend emergency departments (EDs), yet accurate assessment and management...

Managing paediatric patients with pyrexia

03 December 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Pyrexia is the most common clinical complaint seen in children by healthcare professionals, yet many parents and professionals cannot recognise the condition and...

The role of the nurse in supporting patients with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

22 July 2020

Primary Health Care

respiratory disease

SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. It is a highly contagious virus that has led to a pandemic. There are several known risk factors...