Catherine Gleeson

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OBJECTIVE To determine if the 8 cm upper limit for mediastinal width applies in the trauma setting of today. To define the upper limit of normal mediastinal width for supine chest films. METHODS A retrospective review of chest computed tomography scans was conducted to determine the width and position of the mediastinum within the supine chest.(More)
The median weight-for-height of young people in Brisbane are below the 'standard' values. In most groups the weight-for-height are symmetrically distributed, suggesting that this is the range of normal variation. Only among girls aged 15-19 years was there an excess of 'obese' subjects. Almost all girls and young women say they want to lose weight, even(More)
Asthma is the most common chronic health problem affecting children. Yet studies show that many children and their families have little understanding and knowledge of the condition. Catherine Gleeson describes how school nurses could develop their role in asthma care, in partnership with colleagues in the primary health care team, to provide better(More)
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  • Professional care of mother and child
  • 1996
Nurse-led travel clinics are increasingly seen as an essential part of the service offered in many general practices. The emphasis is now on offering people a full travel health consultation rather than vaccination or antimalarial advice in isolation. In this way advice can be tailored to the individual's needs and informed consent can be given. Special(More)
The school nurse role has developed considerably over the past two decades in order to meet the changing health needs of the school-age population. Changes demand continuous adaptability to prioritise workload pressures, one example of which is the new vaccination programme against human papillomavirus. This paper examines the wider context in which school(More)