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Peripheral intravenous therapy:key risks and implications for practice

27 July 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Personnel, environment and procedures related to peripheral intravenous (IV) therapy are explained. Parenteral routes are suggested and, where peripheral IV therapy...

Type 2 diabetes

24 November 1999

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article is intended to increase the nurse’s understanding of the medical and clinical importance of type 2 diabetes. It explains how the disease differs from...

Disease-modifying drugs in multiple sclerosis

27 August 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article is a description of practice and a comment on the evolution of a disease-modifying drug (DMD) treatment service for multiple sclerosis (MS) in a...

Management of allergic rhinitis

18 June 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever, can have a major effect on patients’ quality of life. This article outlines the assessment and management of this common...

Peripheral intravenous therapy: key risks and implications for practice

27 July 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

Personnel, environment and procedures related to peripheral intravenous (IV) therapy are explained. Parenteral routes are suggested and, where peripheral IV therapy...

The individual with epilepsy

31 July 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

Epilepsy is a global condition, affecting at least 50 million people (Reynolds 2001). Judith Lanfear provides an overview of the classification, treatment and...

Calculations for new prescribers

05 March 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Mistakes in calculation can lead to potentially dangerous prescribing errors. This article takes the nurse prescriber through some basic calculations and points out...

Paediatric pharmacological principles: an update Part 1: Drug development and pharmacodynamics

01 October 2002

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical update

Paediatric nursing is a dynamic process at both practice and educational level and much has happened since the previous publication of pharmacological principles...

Paediatric pharmacological principles: an update part 2. pharmacokinetics: absorption and distribution

01 November 2002

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical update

Pharmacokinetics denote the movement of drugs through the body over time, and addresses the absorption from the site of administration, distribution throughout the...

Paediatric pharmacological principles: an update Part 3. Pharmacokinetics: metabolism and excretion

01 December 2002

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical update

Pharmacokinetics is concerned with the movement of drugs through the body, addressing absorption from the site of administration, distribution throughout the body,...