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Developing the nurse’s role in the care of older people

01 June 2006

Nursing Older People

Care

A new model of care is being introduced at Wharfedale Hospital, Leeds. The ‘Whafedale model’ allows suitably trained nurses to assess, diagnose and deliver care to...

The role of the laparoscopic nurse practitioner

22 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Clinical

In May 1995 the author was appointed as the first laparoscopic nurse practitioner (NP) in the UK. The role was to provide a seamless service for patients undergoing...

Advanced nursing practice in intermediate care

11 April 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Initiatives in intermediate care are mainly nurse-led and, as nursing practice becomes more advanced, nurses need to consider the professional, ethical and legal...

A review of the merits of the nurse practitioner role

10 January 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Over the past two decades, nurses have begun to undertake tasks and assume responsibilities traditionally associated with medicine. This has led to debate,...

The nurse practitioner’s role in day case pre-operative assessment

07 August 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the benefits of developing a nurse practitioner role in day case surgery through an appropriate education programme and a multidisciplinary...

Advanced nursing practice in paediatric critical care

01 February 2008

Paediatric Nursing

Professional issues

Following the successful implementation of High Dependency Care: a model for development at King’s College hospital in 2005, the authors wished to consider the...

Advanced nursing practice in paediatric critical care

01 February 2008

Paediatric Nursing

General

Following the successful implementation of High Dependency Care: a model for development at King’s College hospital in 2005, the authors wished to consider the...

Treating cement burns in the emergency department

01 March 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Use of cement is widespread in the UK and warnings about burns caused by contact with the material are usually printed on bags and delivery dockets. Nevertheless,...

Congenital and acquired umbilical hernias: examination and treatment

05 March 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Many adults and children with painful swellings to the abdomen present to emergency departments (EDs) and are diagnosed with umbilical hernia. Some of these patients...

How rapid assessment at triage can improve care outcomes

10 October 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

As the number of patients who present at emergency departments (EDs) increases (Australian College for Emergency Medicine 2005), ED staff are coming under greater...