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Care pathways development and implementation

15 April 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Care pathways are increasingly being used in the UK as a tool for managing clinical processes and patient outcomes. This article describes some of the key elements...

Standing and moving: helping people with vascular dementia

01 March 2002

Nursing Older People

Continuing professional development

Aims and intended learning outcomes Aims and intended learning outcomes This article aims to explore ways in which people with vascular dementia can be helped to...

Larval therapy

02 February 2000

Nursing Standard


Larval therapy – the use of maggots as a form of wound care – has been shown to be an effective and fast way to treat some wounds. This article describes how this...

Psychological effects of source isolation nursing (2): patient satisfaction

05 April 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim This study is part two of a research project (Davies and Rees 2000) aiming to investigate the relationship between mood, patient satisfaction and a range of...

Psychological effects of isolation nursing (1): mood disturbance

29 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim This study is part one of a research project aiming to investigate the relationship between mood disturbance and a range of quality of care factors among...

The iatrogenic epidemic

30 September 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Medicine can often cause unnecessary harm to people while trying to treat them, but this phenomenon, known as iatrogenesis, is rarely debated. The author of this...

The effectiveness of nursing in stroke units

08 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Richard Warner examines how nurses might contribute to the effectiveness of organised stroke care by linking the theoretical basis of nursing with...

Arterial embolisation of uterine fibroids

28 July 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Interventional radiology has advanced rapidly in recent years as new technology has become available, and now offers viable alternatives to some surgical techniques....

Blood transfusion

10 May 2000

Nursing Standard


Blood transfusion is a potentially dangerous treatment in which adverse reactions are rare but can be fatal. This article introduces recently published national...

The use of intravenous therapy

11 July 2001

Nursing Standard


Nurses have a professional and legal responsibility to understand the rationale for the use of prescribed fluids. Safe administration requires an understanding of...
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