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Nutritional support for head-injured patients
Background: Head injury increases the body's metabolic responses, and therefore nutritional demands. Provision of an adequate supply of nutrients is associated with improved outcome. The best route for administering nutrition ...
Telephone consultation and triage : effects on health care use and patient satisfaction
Background: Telephone consultation is the process where calls are received, assessed and managed by giving advice or by referral to a more appropriate service. In recent years there has been a growth in telephone consultation ...
The complexity of loss in continuing care institutions for older people : A review of the literature
This article analyzes the findings of a literature review undertaken on loss in continuing care institutions. It suggests that research undertaken in continuing care institutions, such as care homes, ignores the complexity ...
Determining the value of simulation in nurse education: Study design and initial results
Nowadays simulation is taking an important place in training and education of healthcare professionals. The University of Hertfordshire is carrying out a study which aims to determine the effect of realistic scenario-based ...
From women's health to gender and health
(Open University Press, 2004)
Post-licence driver education for the prevention of road traffic crashes
Background: Worldwide, each year over a million people are killed and some ten million people are permanently disabled in road traffic crashes. Post-licence driver education is used by many as a strategy to reduce traffic ...
Hypertonic versus near isotonic crystalloid for fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients
Background: Hypertonic solutions are considered to have a greater ability to expand blood volume and thus elevate blood pressure and can be administered as a small volume infusion over a short time period. On the other ...
Colloids versus crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients
Background: Colloid solutions are widely used in fluid resuscitation of critically ill patients. There are several choices of colloid and there is ongoing debate about the relative effectiveness of colloids compared to ...