Evid Based Nurs 14:94 doi:10.1136/ebn1171
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Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) February, March and April 2011 issues

  • Reducing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced gastrointestinal complications: this article discusses evidence and offers advice on management strategies for reducing gastrointestinal complications associated with NSAID therapy. It is accompanied by an MCQ-based CME/CPD module.

Other articles include:

  • Postexposure prophylaxis for HIV: this article discusses evidence and current guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drug therapy to prevent transmission of HIV infection through occupational or non-occupational exposure to the virus. It is accompanied by an MCQ-based CME/CPD module.

  • Pain management programmes for chronic pain: this article reviews evidence and discusses the place of multidisciplinary pain management programmes for patients with chronic non-cancer pain. It is accompanied by an MCQ-based CME/CPD module.

SIGN Apps for iPhone and iPad

The apps for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad launches with quick reference guides of recently published SIGN guidelines including:

  • early rheumatoid arthritis

  • venous thromboembolism

  • psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults

  • chronic venous leg ulcers

  • stroke

  • sore throat and indications for tonsillectomy

  • diabetes

  • obesity

  • non-pharmaceutical management of depression

  • diagnosis and pharmacological management of Parkinson's disease.

SIGN 125: management of atopic eczema in primary care

  • The guideline summarises evidence and provides evidence based recommendations diagnosis and referral.

SIGN 124: Management of adult testicular germ cell tumours

  • The guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the management of testicular cancer, including diagnosis, metastatic disease and post-treatment follow-up.

Cochrane Reviews relevant to Nursing Care

  • The Cochrane Nursing Care Field has begun tagging new Cochrane Systematic Reviews in the Cochrane Library that are relevant to those involved in nursing care. They are organised by specialty and their primary fundamental of care.

BMJ Learning

  • Guide for practitioners on providing palliative care to patients under 18. The module contains two online videos – one is of parents and an expert and nurse discussing how they dealt with their child's terminal condition and death and the other is a role play session of the expert and nurse consulting parents whose child has a terminal condition.

  • Knowledge can be tested with multiple choice questions.

  • This audio module discusses the importance of early diagnosis and general management of type 1 diabetes in children. The mp3 audio can be listened to via a browser or downloaded to an mp3 player. A downloadable transcript of the audio is available.

  • A podcast that discusses how to identify patients with suicidal thoughts and the support is available. The mp3 audio can be listened to via a browser or downloaded to an mp3 player. A downloadable transcript of the audio is available.

CardioQ-ODM (oesophageal Doppler monitor) NICE Medical Technology Guidance

  • The CardioQ-ODM oesophageal Doppler monitor can be used in people who are having major surgery or high-risk surgery. Evidence shows that it reduces the use of central venous catheters, complications after surgery and the length of stay in hospital without increasing the need for readmission to hospital or repeat surgery. The guidance is supported by a podcast, slide set and costing tools, and resources from the NHS National Technology Adoption Centre.

Complications of pregnancy in primary care – a NICE/BMJ Learning online educational module

This module is based on six NICE guidelines and uses interactive case studies:

  • antenatal care (CG62)

  • pregnancy and complex social factors (CG110)

  • hypertension in pregnancy (CG107)

  • diabetes in pregnancy (CG63)

  • weight management before, during and after pregnancy (PH27)

  • quitting smoking in pregnancy and following childbirth (PH26).

Raising sensitive issues – a training package for maternity settings

  • Produced in collaboration with the University of Leeds, this training package supports trainers in developing training for health and social care professionals (including health visitors, midwives and practice nurses) to further develop their skills in raising sensitive issues with pregnant women.

  • While primarily aimed at trainers, the package contains elements that can be used by individuals to support their own continuous professional development.

  • The package consists of a training plan, templates for handouts and practical advice on organising a full training session for 3 h. PowerPoint slides/video clips are available.

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