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Using a stent to treat patients with portal hypertension

20 March 1996

Nursing Standard

Liver diseases

The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPSS) procedure is performed on patients suffering from portal hypertension, a condition most commonly...

Principles of consent: issues for the radiology nurse

25 June 1997

Nursing Standard

Legal issues

Nurses working in radiology departments face increasing challenges - outside mainstream nursing, they often lack a nursing hierarchy to seek guidance from, reporting...

X-rays: what the nurse needs to know

30 August 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points X-ray imaging is a form of electromagnetic radiation that is able to pass through the human body producing an image of the internal...

Safe use of oral bowel-cleansing preparations

30 January 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Oral bowel-cleansing agents are commonly used to prepare the bowel for colorectal surgery, and before endoscopic and radiological examination of the large intestine...

Safety first

01 May 2009

Nursing Standard


With her background in gynaecological oncology, nurse Cathy Hughes is well suited to her job as cancer lead at the National Patient Safety Agency.