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Antibiotics are one of the most widely prescribed group of drugs in the UK. However, their widespread use has resulted in antibiotic resistance and unnecessary prescribing. This article provides an overview of antibiotic therapy, including the principles and modes of action of drug treatment,...
With starting salaries of only £325 a month and an unstable political situation, you might expect nurses to be hot-footing it out of the Lebanon to escape the political turmoil.
Aim To examine the employment experiences of older nurses and midwives working in the NHS. Method A total of 27 semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with nurses and midwives to identify positive and negative aspects of their working lives in the NHS. The interviewees were selected...
This article examines literature on pain relief in the emergency department (ED). The term ‘emergency department’ has been substituted for ‘accident and emergency’ for the purposes of international continuity. Much of the available research paints a negative picture of pain assessment and...
Is going to a spa for treatments, facials and relaxation a modern invention? No, it was first described in 4000BC. Clean is a wonderful research tool and a must for anyone interested in history and the development of medicine.
This article outlines the use of adhesive strips which may be suitable for closing many superficial wounds, pre-tibial lacerations and surgical wounds requiring support.
There has been a sea change in recent years in legal protection for lesbians and gay men in Britain, with civil partnerships, employment law and equality in provision of goods and services.
Coming from a social worker background, Jacki Pritchard draws on a variety of definitions, including the Department of Health’s No Secrets guidance from 2000. Categories include physical, sexual, emotional/psychological, financial/material, neglect/acts of omission and discrimination.
I recently had the pleasure of passing my Saturday night in A&E. I spent six hours in an itchy gown waiting to find out if anyone could tell me why I had collapsed.
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