Sue M. Green

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AIM This paper reports a literature review describing the range of published tools available for use by nurses to screen or assess nutritional status of patients/clients, and to examine whether the validity, reliability, sensitivity, specificity and acceptability of the tool have been investigated. Tools developed specifically for use with older adults are(More)
Staphylococcus aureus infections are a burden to healthcare systems. There remains a lack of understanding on the relative contributions of S. aureus infection in the healthcare and community settings. In this study, 59 S. aureus isolates were selected for molecular analysis. The mobile variant staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type IV was present in(More)
PURPOSE Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is defined as S. aureus genetically having the mecA or mecC genes or phenotypically showing minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of oxacillin higher than 2 mg/L. However, recently, cefoxitin/oxacillin-susceptible mecA-positive S. aureus (OS-MRSA) has been reported worldwide. Little is known about(More)
Streaming video was used to support the learning of first year student nurses on a Life Sciences module, as one of many innovations designed to increase the range of resources and support available to students. This paper describes the background to this innovation, the procedures adopted and the results of extensive evaluation. The use of streaming video(More)
This article discusses how services for people receiving enteral nutrition via a nasogastric or gastrostomy tube at home are organised. The home enteral nutrition team's role is also explored. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence outlines the need for nutritional support in adults to be high quality and cost effective. It is important(More)
Students commence nurse education with varying levels of understanding of human anatomy and physiology due to a wide range of previous exposure to the topic. All students, however, are required to attain a broad knowledge of this topic prior to qualification. This paper describes the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Blackboard 5, and the(More)
AIM This paper reports a systematic review of the literature on interventions to promote oral nutritional intake of older people with dementia and feeding difficulty between 1993 and 2003. BACKGROUND Older people with dementia commonly experience difficulty with feeding, especially in the later stages of the condition. This topic and related nursing care(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to locate and assess the evidence obtained from articles reporting empirical research that volunteers improve mealtime care of adults in institutional settings. BACKGROUND Malnutrition in adult patients or residents in institutional care settings is common. Poor standards of mealtime care have been(More)
The organisation of services to support the increasing number of people receiving enteral tube feeding (ETF) at home varies across regions. There is evidence that multi-disciplinary primary care teams focussed on home enteral nutrition (HEN) can provide cost-effective care. This paper describes the development and evaluation of a HEN Team in one UK city. A(More)