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An overview of sedation for adult patients in hospital

08 June 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Sedatives may be administered to patients in the hospital setting to provide comfort and reduce anxiety and pain. A variety of sedative agents can be used depending...

An overview of sedation for adult patients in hospital

02 June 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

Sedatives may be administered to patients in the hospital setting to provide comfort and reduce anxiety and pain. A variety of sedative agents can be used depending...

Management of procedural pain in adult patients

08 December 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Procedural pain in adults is not well documented in the literature. This article provides practical advice for healthcare professionals on how to assess and manage...

Shoulder pain: pathogenesis, diagnosis and management

29 January 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal problem that can have a significant effect on people’s activities of daily living and quality of life. Nurses have a...

Safe and effective management of analgesics in patients presenting to hospital with acute illness

15 November 2018

Nursing Standard

Pain

Chronic pain affects a significant percentage of the population and is defined as pain that lasts beyond the point of healing. People presenting to hospital with...

Gout: clinical presentation and management

10 September 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Gout is a painful inflammatory condition that can affect a variety of joints, causes significant distress and is associated with a number of comorbidities. This...

Managing paediatric patients with pyrexia

03 December 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Pyrexia is the most common clinical complaint seen in children by healthcare professionals, yet many parents and professionals cannot recognise the condition and...