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Diuretic therapy: implications for nursing practice

30 June 2010

Nursing Standard


Diuretics relieve fluid overload by increasing the volume of urine passed and decreasing the volume of fluid in the body. The consequent challenges to fluid balance...

Adherence to oral chemotherapy: a review of the evidence

08 May 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Oncology is rapidly changing. Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of patients receiving oral chemotherapy, which is often administered...

Reducing relapse in psychosis through medication management

01 June 2008

Mental Health Practice


The concept of relapse is a complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon that is not uniformly defined in the research literature (Simonelli 2005). It is, however, commonly...

New barcode checks help reduce drug round errors in care homes

31 August 2011

Nursing Management


A study undertaken between January 2008 and December 2010 evaluated the effects of a pharmacy-led barcode medication system in care homes (with or without on-site...

Implementing a systematic response to medication errors

25 July 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Healthcare delivery is associated with various risks and it is unlikely that these can ever be completely eliminated. Medicine management is an area known to involve...

Nurse-led health checks for clients with severe mental illness

01 July 2010

Mental Health Practice


People with severe mental illness are more likely to experience poor physical health and premature death compared with the general population. Lifestyle factors such...

Caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease in general hospital settings

31 May 2017

Nursing Older People


Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common progressive neurological condition. There are 127,000 people with the disease in the UK, that is, one in every 500 of the...

Home service

26 May 2009

Nursing Standard


Specialist nurses can bring enormous benefits for people with epilepsy, but they are in short supply.

Injectable medication therapy: a patient safety challenge

11 April 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article highlights the risks associated with the use of injectable medicines and the incidents that affect patient safety. It also provides information on how...

Management of levodopa for residents with Parkinson’s disease

28 October 2016

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

This article discusses the management of levodopa for older people who have Parkinson’s disease and live in nursing homes. It provides a detailed description of the...