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Nursing management of skin graft sites

06 May 1998

Nursing Standard

Wound care

As the largest organ of the body, intact skin is vital for life. The functions of the integumentary system include protection, excretion, body temperature...

Pre-operative fasting

22 May 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate the nursing practice of fasting patients before surgery. Method A descriptive research design was used. The instrument used was a structured...

Feeding patients after abdominal surgery

14 August 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nutrition in hospital has been the focus of negative attention in recent years. Apart from the issues surrounding older people and nutrition (Odlund-Olin et al...

Acute pain management following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

05 January 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Obesity is a growing public health problem. This article provides an overview of the health implications associated with obesity. It describes laparoscopic Roux-en-Y...

Parents’ management of their child’s postoperative pain

01 December 2005

Paediatric Nursing


In spite of its benefits, day or minor surgery is not without complications; pain is a significant issue for some patients (Kotiniemi et al 1997, Grenier et al...

The BIG question

27 July 2005

Nursing Standard

General article

As yet, few centres in the UK have the expertise to perform bariatric surgery for obese people. But the need for such surgery is growing and one unit is providing...

Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of same-day discharge following outpatient surgery in a US hospital

01 July 2016

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

In the US, safe and effective same-day discharge of patients, following uncomplicated, ambulatory surgery, also referred to as outpatient surgery, significantly...

Comparison of hospital and home base preparation for cardiac surgery

01 June 2003

Paediatric Nursing


Preparation for surgery is widely accepted to be good clinical practice as it facilitates better coping and recovery post surgery. Most research has focused on...

Anterior resection syndrome — the long-term effects of surgery for rectal cancer

01 July 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice


Cancer treatments can cause symptoms that persist for months after completion of therapy. Anterior resection of the rectum is a surgical treatment for rectal cancer...

Obesity and surgical approaches to its treatment in the UK

01 June 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice


Overweight and obesity are now known to increase the risk of developing several cancers including breast, colon, oesophageal, endometrial (Bianchini 2002). Once...