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Dementia in acute units: confusion

18 January 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical dementia

This is the fifth article in our series which looks at how nurses in acute units can manage the behaviour problems posed by people with dementia. The focus this...

Comparing methods of stoma formation

08 March 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical stoma care

A stoma is an artificial opening into the bowel which is brought to the surface of the abdomen, and through which the contents of the bowel are eliminated. It is...

Patient preparation for safe removal of surgical drains

15 August 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Drains are a common feature of the post-operative management of surgical patients. While drains serve an important function they are also associated with...

Role of patient education in postoperative pain management

06 September 2017

Nursing Standard


Postoperative pain continues to be a significant issue in healthcare, with a considerable proportion of patients experiencing severe pain after surgery and finding...