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Acute pulmonary oedema

03 February 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Acute pulmonary oedema is a distressing and life-threatening illness that is associated with a sudden onset of symptoms. For the best possible patient outcomes, it...

Managing chronic oedema and wet legs in the community: a service evaluation

08 November 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Patients with chronic oedema and ‘wet legs’ are frequently seen in the community setting, with research indicating that more than half of community nurses’ caseloads...

Oedema: causes, physiology and nursing management

07 September 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

In this article, Georgina Casey examines the underlying causes of oedema to enable nurses to effectively assess, care and treat patients with this condition.

Compression bandaging in patients with venous insufficiency

18 November 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article explains the effects of compression therapy and discusses the treatment options available in the management of patients with venous disease of the lower...

Compression bandaging in patients with venous insufficiency

12 November 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article explains the effects of compression therapy and discusses the treatment options available in the management of patients with venous disease of the lower...

Tissue viability: understanding the mechanisms of injury and repair

06 December 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article provides an overview of the pathophysiological processes that relate to tissue viability. Processes such as cellular damage, oedema and the inflammatory...

Management of acute heart failure in the emergency department

07 December 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Acute heart failure (AHF) is a leading cause of hospital admission in the UK and is associated with significant mortality. The National Institute for Health and Care...

Use of compression therapy in patients with lymphoedema

02 March 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Compression therapy is an effective and common approach to the management of lymphoedema, a chronic condition requiring long-term treatment. Lymphoedema is caused by...

Managing venous leg ulcers and oedema using compression hosiery

21 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Increasing demand for services and rising costs in the NHS have resulted in reduced consultation times and resources for clinicians when treating patients with...

Fluid and electrolyte balance

19 March 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Assessment and careful maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance in patients is an essential part of the nurse’s role. This article explores fluid and electrolyte...
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