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Higher level practice in community nursing:part two

22 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Arts & Science

Aim To establish whether or not community nurse practitioners were able to achieve a ‘higher level of practice’, as articulated by the United Kingdom Central...

Higher level practice in community nursing: part 1

09 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Part one of this article describes the development of the nurse practitioner role in the UK. Part two reports on a research study examining whether or not community...

Higher level practice in community nursing: part two

16 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To establish whether or not community nurse practitioners were able to achieve a ‘higher level of practice’, as articulated by the United Kingdom Central...

Assessment and management of rotator cuff tears

07 April 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The lack of national guidance and consensus in the literature on the management of rotator cuff tears (RCTs) is such that treatment of them is often based on the...

Role of advanced paediatric nurse practitioners

09 July 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Children’s attendance at emergency departments (EDs) is increasing every year, yet many children present with minor, self-limiting illnesses that could be managed at...

X-ray interpretation by emergency nurse practitioners

06 October 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

An audit of the ability of emergency nurse practitioners to interpret X-rays accurately has found that they can practise well within nationally acceptable limits for...

Chronic respiratory illness - a challenge for nurses

19 March 1997

Nursing Standard

Clinical

Respiratory disease is responsible for much acute and chronic ill health with varying degrees of disability. It is the single most common reason why people consult...

Nurse practitioners: what difference does a title make?

17 December 1997

Nursing Standard

Professional development

The stir caused by the UKCC’s interim report on the future of advanced nursing practice (Mathieson 1996) raised some interesting questions, particularly about nurses...

Medical admissions units: the role of the nurse practitioner

25 March 1998

Nursing Standard

Clinical

Concerns about risk management in A&E departments are compounded by increasing numbers of patients and staff shortages. These factors have led to patients remaining...

Nurse practitioners in general practice: an expanding role

13 November 1996

Nursing Standard

Primary health care

The title nurse practitioner causes a great deal of confusion among nurses and between nurses and other professional healthcare workers. Definitions of the role have...