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Enhanced recovery for patients following colorectal surgery

12 September 2012

Nursing Standard


The gastrointestinal tract consists of different organs that may become diseased and require surgery. Colorectal surgery is commonly undertaken for conditions such...

Nursing care for patients undergoing pelvic exenteration for rectal cancers

10 October 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Pelvic exenteration is an established surgical procedure aimed at removing primary locally advanced pelvic cancers or recurrent pelvic cancers. Exenteration is major...

Assessing the risk of post-operative nausea and vomiting

02 January 2013

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common complication for many surgical patients, causing anxiety and distress. Evidence suggests that nursing practice...