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Development of a patient-held diary for oral chemotherapy

23 July 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


A generic oral chemotherapy diary has been developed in the South West London Cancer Network in response to growing national and local concerns about the safe...

Use of compression therapy in venous leg ulceration

23 October 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & science

This article describes the care of a patient with oedematous legs. It examines the issues related to adapting compression therapy to suit this patient, so that she...

The use of steroids in asthma treatment

14 June 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical asthma

This article reviews how knowledge of the causes and treatment of asthma has improved over recent years and discusses the role of the nurse in ensuring patients get...

The management of poorly controlled asthma

06 February 2002

Nursing Standard


Asthma is a distressing and disabling condition that affects many people in the UK. June Roberts discusses the management of poorly controlled asthma and suggests...

Complying with pelvic floor exercises: a literature review

12 June 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this literature review the causes and factors predisposing women to stress urinary incontinence and the role of pelvic floor muscle exercises in curing and...

Inhaler devices: compliance with steroid therapy

15 August 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many people with asthma do not take their medication as prescribed. The use of inhaler devices is an important factor in patient compliance with steroid therapy....

The management of poorly controlled asthma

01 May 2002

Primary Health Care


Aims and intended learning outcomes This article aims to improve your understanding of asthma treatment and management, and to provide you with the knowledge to...

Pre-operative fasting guidelines for children having day surgery

03 May 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


Communication between child, family and health professionals is an important component in promoting effective clinical practice for children undergoing day surgery...

Promoting compliance with tuberculosis drug therapy

07 February 1996

Nursing Standard

Primary care

In recent years, concern about the increasing numbers of notifications of tuberculosis has been noted worldwide. For example, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

The treatment of peptic ulcers

13 February 2002

Nursing Standard


Although peptic ulceration is a common and often debilitating disease, advances in diagnosis, treatment and follow up have improved patient management. Dawn Elliot...