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Back pain: pathogenesis, diagnosis and management

05 December 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

Back pain is a common problem that may have physical and psychosocial consequences for the patient if not managed effectively. Assessment should aim to identify any...

Arthritis in the older person: part 1

01 June 2005

Nursing Older People

Continuing professional development

Part 1 of this two-part article identifies the major musculoskeletal disorders affecting older people, the signs and symptoms of these disorders and the available...

Arthritis in the older person: part 2

01 July 2005

Nursing Older People

CPD

Part 1 of this article, in last month’s Nursing Older People, identified the major musculoskeletal disorders affecting older people, the signs and symptoms of these...

Pre-hospital treatment of traumatic rhabdomyolysis

01 December 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Described as the pathological breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue in response to major injury, traumatic rhabdomyolysis iwas first recorded, during the second world...

Dynamic duo

24 May 2005

Nursing Standard

Feature

Summary Working in the community as manual handling nurse specialists, Linda Rankin and Emily Millar have run education programmes for parents and carers of...

Fibromyalgia: clinical features, diagnosis and management

28 September 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Patients with fibromyalgia experience chronic widespread pain, with associated symptoms of fatigue, sleep disturbance and memory problems. There are many therapies...

Moving and handling: reducing risk through assessment

01 June 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Manual handling injuries can occur almost anywhere in a healthcare environment, and most staff perform a variety of moving and handling tasks every day. Heavy...

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...