Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Implementing change: influencing the process

In last week’s Nursing Standard (Callaghan 1998) we reported the findings of a...

Sexual health for people with learning disabilities

This article is based on work into the sexual health needs of people with learning...

Bacterial contamination of nurses’ uniforms: a study

This study examined the hypothesis that the wearing of plastic aprons during direct...

Streamlining pre-operative assessment in orthopaedics

The author was appointed to create a ‘pre-admission clerking system’ in an...

Assisted ventilation in cystic fibrosis: nursing care

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal genetic disorder affecting Caucasian...

Grounded theory: issues for research in nursing

The grounded theory approach to research appears to be well suited to providing...

The gift of time from the friendly professional

The true nature of psychiatric nursing and what it ought to be is hotly debated. To...

A National Email System for the NHS - implications for nurses

In January 1998 a circular (1) was sent to chief executives of NHS trusts and...

Implementing a no lift policy

On January 1 1997, 178 nurses at the Centre for the Health of Older People in...

Nursing management of minor burn injuries

Aims and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is...

Evidence-based practice: is patient satisfaction evidence?

Patient satisfaction is a popular way of evaluating nursing practice, but there are...

Central line exit sites: which dressing?

Recent developments in dressings for intravenous access sites include a transparent...

Anaphylaxis

Continuing Education articles are run in conjunction with the Royal College of...

Access to evaluated research for nurses: This week, we report on a South and West...

Since its inception in 1991, the NHS Executive Research and Development Strategy...

Primary care: nurse-led telephone triage and advice out-of-hours

In this article the authors report on the evaluation of an out-of-hours telephone...

Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: gastroscopy

The aim of this article is to develop or update the nurses’ knowledge in upper...

The role of the laparoscopic nurse practitioner

In May 1995 the author was appointed as the first laparoscopic nurse practitioner (...

A qualitative analysis of computer networks in the British National Health Service

The most senior nurses and midwives in 355 National Health Service (NHS) Trusts in...

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