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Nurs Stand [journal]
- News digest 05 March 2014. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Mar 5; 28(27):0.
A round-up of nursing and health stories from today's papers:
- Student life - Champions of best practice. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Mar 5; 28(27):66.
The student quality ambassador (SQA) scheme is an initiative in universities in the NHS North West region to encourage students to champion and share best practice and to contribute to improvements in patient care (see box ).
- A decade full of achievements. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Mar 5; 28(27):65.
Consultant multiple sclerosis nurse Bernadette Porter from the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London was finishing an outpatient clinic when she received a telephone call telling her she was to be made an MBE for services to nursing. 'I thought I was dreaming,' she recalls.
- Notice board. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Mar 5; 28(27):64-5.
Courses, events, grants, and awards to progress your career.
- From an african perspective. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Mar 5; 28(27):64-5.
As the second Commonwealth Nurses Federation (CNF) conference gets under way in London this weekend, two of the organisation's fellows reflect on a recent visit to the UK.
- What comes naturally. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Mar 5; 28(27):63.
Some people seem to have a natural concern for others - not just at work - but in every aspect of their lives.
- Mental health emergencies. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Mar 5; 28(27):61.
I gained experience of psychiatric assessment in previous roles when working in a secure psychiatric ward and within the prison service. Although I have often performed mental state assessments and assessments of suicidal intent as part of my work, I read the CPD article to refresh my knowledge in this area.
- Blood glucose monitoring in diabetes. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Mar 5; 28(27):52-8.
While the prevalence of all types of chronic conditions is increasing, diabetes is one of the few long-term conditions that individuals can successfully manage and control on a day-to-day basis, providing that they have access to appropriate advice and support. Blood glucose monitoring and patient education are essential in diabetes care and management, and if used appropriately, can help to achieve maximum benefit for the patient and diabetes care team. This article considers the link between blood glucose levels and the incidence of diabetes-related complications. It explores the different blood glucose monitoring strategies, particularly self-monitoring of blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes. The frequency of blood glucose monitoring, and the identification of patterns and trends in blood glucose control are highlighted and applied to practice.
- The urinary system. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Mar 5; 28(27):43-50.
The urinary system plays an important role in regulating fluid and electrolyte balance and maintaining homeostatic balance within the body. Assessment and management of fluid and electrolyte balance is a vital part of the nurses' role, therefore it is important that nurses understand the functions of the urinary system. This article explores the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, with reference to the production and excretion of urine. It also provides an overview of urinary tract infection.
- Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gonorrhoea. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Mar 5; 28(27):37-41.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a Gram-negative bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which is increasingly common in the UK. Drug-resistant strains of the bacteria have emerged, which is making gonorrhoea difficult to treat. Therefore, preventing infection is important. This article identifies people at increased risk of contracting the infection, and explores how nurses can offer testing and treatment as well as helping to prevent infection through education and health promotion.