Professional Nursing Today - Volume 15, Issue 5, 2011
Volume 15, Issue 5, 2011
Author Annelie MeiringSource: Professional Nursing Today 15 (2011)More Less
Health Budget Vote Policy speech by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi : part 3 : Department of HealthAuthor Aaron MotsoalediSource: Professional Nursing Today 15, pp 4 –7 (2011)More Less
Source: Professional Nursing Today 15, pp 8 –14 (2011)More Less
Necrotising enterocolitis, the neonatal intensive care unit killer, but not if you feed exclusively breast milk or donor breast milk: a true success story
Effective and correct neonatal resuscitation can drastically reduce the ever increasing neonatal morbidity and mortality in South Africa
Inline pressure monitoring: managing infusion risk and consequences in neonates
Medication errors in the neonatal intensive care unit
The effect of a revised ventilation policy on the survival of extremely low birthweight infants at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
The development of a post-delivery risk-assessmentinstrument for newborn infants
Neonatal nursing as a speciality in the South African context
Globalisation and the neonatal nurse
Introducing kangaroo mother care in Kumasi, Ghana
The Vermont Oxford Network: 10 years in South Africa at Sandton MediClinic and the impact it has had, including some very low birthweight infants' followup data
The role of neonatal nurses in early hearing detection and intervention in South Africa
Improvement of outcome of very low birthweight infants in neonatal ICU
Introduction of a neonatal outreach and training programme in Area 2, KwaZulu-Natal
The importance of research and publishing
The profound effect of breast milk on premature babies
Author Catherine WhittakerSource: Professional Nursing Today 15, pp 17 –21 (2011)More Less
When a child develops a fever, it may cause him or her discomfort and distress, as well as worry his or her parents. Numerous over-the-counter paediatric preparations are available to parents to help them manage a child's fever at home. Nursing practitioners can provide useful assistance with the selection of the most appropriate antipyretic agent, in the most suitable formulation. We should use every opportunity to educate parents about the correct dosing and safe use of these products, as they will most likely be kept in the home to be used at a later date.
Author Fae FarrerSource: Professional Nursing Today 15, pp 22 –26 (2011)More Less
In ancient times, contraceptives were not as readily available as they are now. Ancient Egyptians used penis protectors made from animal intestines, or condoms made of snakeskin. In 1504, Fallopius, an Italian anatomist, created a linen condom in an attempt to stop the spread of syphilis. In the 1800s, the discovery of rubber made the manufacture of rubber condoms possible. These were used to control the spread of disease and prevent pregnancies.
Author Leilani JohnstonSource: Professional Nursing Today 15, pp 29 –33 (2011)More Less
Author Angelene Van der WesthuizenSource: Professional Nursing Today 15, pp 34 –46 (2011)More Less
Diarrhoea is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide. It causes the death of about two million children under the age of five years each year. Acute gastroenteritis results from infection of the gastrointestinal tract most commonly with a virus, the most frequent being rotavirus. Campylobacter and Salmonella are the most common bacterial pathogens; Cryptosporidium and Giardia are the most common parasites that can cause diarrhoea. Chronic diarrhoea suggests a noninfective cause such as inflammatory bowel disease or coeliac disease.
National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa guideline for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis : guidelineAuthor Tereza HoughSource: Professional Nursing Today 15, pp 50 –54 (2011)More Less
Osteoporosis is a common and costly disease which carries a significant morbidity and mortality. The lifetime risk of a fracture in Caucasian women is 30-40%, and about 20% in men. Up to 20% of hip fracture victims die within one year, and more than 50% never regain the functional ability to lead an independent life. In South Africa, the incidence of osteoporosis in the white, Asian and mixed-race populations appears to be similar to that of developed countries, although no fracture data exist. As in the USA, hip osteoporosis is less prevalent in the black population, although vertebral bone mass, and possibly also fracture prevalence, in black and white South Africans appear to be similar.