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Pharmacological techniques for managing acute pain in emergency departments

01 April 2004

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Pain is a common reason to attend hospital but it is often inadequately managed. This article examines the physiology of pain and suggests the most effective...

Basic pharmacology of non-opioid analgesics

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & science

Non-opioid analgesics, such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol, are widely used in the treatment of pain, pyrexia and inflammation....

Pharmacology in the bionursing model

20 September 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical biological sciences

In the third article in our series on bionursing, the authors again focus on the integration of theory and practice. In this case, they emphasise the need for nurses...

An overview of pharmacology and acute pain: part two

06 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the role of medicines in the management of acute pain. The main categories of analgesic drugs are outlined and the different routes of...

An overview of pharmacology and acute pain: part one

29 September 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This two-part article, the fourth in a series on pain, explores the four main divisions of pharmacology: pharmacodynamics–what the medicine does to the body;...

Bionursing: the role of hepatic enzymes

15 November 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical biological Sciences

Bionursing is a series of 12 articles looking at how biological theories should integrate with everyday nursing practice. In the seventh article, the authors discuss...

Drug treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults

29 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article outlines the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes and its complications in adults. Practical aspects of the drug options and the evidence...

Self-management skills for people with type 2 diabetes

19 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article discusses type 2 diabetes, including the underlying causes and the treatment algorithm needed to manage this condition. The article also explores the...

Bionursing: side effects of ulcer treatment

10 January 1996

Nursing Standard

Clinical biological sciences

In the tenth article in our series on bionursing, the authors explain how biological and pharmacological understanding helped to explain the links between a duodenal...

Drug treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults

23 November 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article outlines the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes and its complications in adults. Practical aspects of the drug options and the evidence...