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Safe use of rectal suppositories and enemas with adult patients

28 May 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Medications that are given via the rectal route are prescribed for a variety of reasons and have either a local or systemic effect. The administration of...

Getting it right: caring for people who self-harm

07 October 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The treatment received in emergency departments by people who self-harm depends to a great extent on the behaviour of staff and how this is perceived by service...

The need for a global response to antimicrobial resistance

11 July 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health threat that no country is exempt from. The problem is complex and is influenced by many interconnected factors such...

Caring for patients after kidney transplantation

14 January 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article examines the care and management of patients following solid organ transplantation. It focuses on kidney transplantation and the nursing role in...

Double-checking high-risk medications in acute settings: a safer process

28 January 2015

Nursing Management

Art & Science

There is a need to reduce medication errors, and one way of achieving this for high-risk medications is by double-checking. This article reports the results of a...

Arts-based and creative approaches to dementia care

28 January 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This article presents a review of arts-based and creative approaches to dementia care as an alternative to antipsychotic medications. While use of antipsychotics may...

Caring for patients after kidney transplantation

20 January 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article examines the care and management of patients following solid organ transplantation. It focuses on kidney transplantation and the nursing role in...

Polypharmacy: the challenge for nurses

25 May 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Polypharmacy refers to the prescribing of many medicines for one individual. Polypharmacy is increasingly common as a result of the rise in multimorbidity, use of...

Deep vein thrombosis: diagnosis and treatment

22 January 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article aims to give nurses an insight into proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is relatively common and is associated with significant morbidity and...

Improving the physical health assessment of people with serious mental illness

Primary Health Care

evidence & practice

Individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) die on average 20 years younger than the general population. The aim of the review described in this article was to...