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Ectopic pregnancy: risk factors, diagnostic procedures and treatment

18 May 2011

Nursing Standard


This article provides an overview of ectopic pregnancy and describes the risk factors, diagnostic procedures and treatment options. In addition, the nurse’s role in...

Childhood and teenage pregnancies

28 April 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Childhood and teenage pregnancy poses a significant social and health problem in the UK and it has implications for nurses across a wide range of disciplines. This...

Providing perioperative care for pregnant women

30 July 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores approaches to the perioperative care of pregnant women. Considerations such as the anatomical and physiological changes that occur during...

Non-compliance rights

29 October 1997

Nursing Standard

Ethical issues

Recent studies, such as Onatingius et at (1992), suggest that women over 35 years of age are less likely to give birth to healthy infants than younger women and have...

Emergency contraception

30 June 2004

Nursing Standard


The authors outline practical issues related to emergency contraception.

Emergency management of hyperemesis gravidarum

09 July 2012

Emergency Nurse


Most pregnant women experience morning sickness during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Often, the symptoms are mild, but recurring, nausea and vomiting; but the...

Promoting good sexual health and relationships

01 February 2012

Learning Disability Practice


The Family Planning Association (FPA) is a national charity that promotes good sexual health. This article describes a programme the FPA has devised to help people...

Strategies to promote sexual health

09 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines trends in sexually transmitted infections in the UK. Screening, treatment and education of adults and adolescents are discussed. Suggestions...

Management of pertussis among pregnant women

01 September 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

The UK has experienced its worst outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in 20 years, with 13 deaths reported in young infants from January to October 2012. The...

Screening: the bigger picture

20 March 2007

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Antenatal screening is considered routine by many prospective parents but how reliable is the information they receive from healthcare staff if the test identifies...