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Pressure ulcer incidence reporting

21 April 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To examine the accuracy of data collected on pressure ulcer incidence. A system for monitoring incidence has been in place since 1991 at a medium-sized hospital...


11 October 2000

Nursing Standard


Colposcopy is a method of examination of the cervix using an optical magnifying instrument. Tracy Smith discusses the assessment process, the cervical screening...

Deep vein thrombosis: clinical nursing management

17 January 2001

Nursing Standard


The occurrence of a deep vein thrombosis is potentially life threatening and rapid assessment and treatment are essential to prevent development of a pulmonary...

Developing rigour in observation of the sick child: Part 1

01 October 2006

Nursing Children and Young People

Continuing professional development

This is the first of a five part series focused on the continuing professional development of rigour in observation of the sick child. Part 1 provides an in-depth...

MRSA: risk assessment and flexible management

01 March 2002

Nursing Standard


MRSA is an increasing problem in hospitals, particularly among older patients. The author discusses prevention of cross-infection, with an emphasis on the importance...

The role of the nurse in wound bed preparation

17 July 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the role of the nurse in wound bed preparation. Wounds cannot be tended to in isolation – many patient factors will influence healing. The...

Prevention of constipation through risk management

02 January 2003

Nursing Standard


Constipation is a common problem for patients in community and hospital settings. It can have significant personal costs for individuals, including discomfort, pain,...

Care of patients with stomas: the pouch change procedure

17 October 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses basic stoma care in relation to management of the pouch change procedure in a ward-based setting immediately following planned stoma-forming...

Growth assessment: how do we measure up?

01 September 2006

Nursing Children and Young People


Measurement of children’s height and weight at regular intervals is important for identifying growth problems as well as for planning health promotion interventions...

History taking and clinical examination of the shoulder

02 April 2009

Emergency Nurse


Prompt and effective diagnosis and treatment for common shoulder problems depends on the ability of practitioners to distinguish between traumatic and non-traumatic...