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Below the Belt Supporting staff and clients to recognise the early signs of vein damage associated to groin injecting

Presentation / Conference
Coull, A., Glen, C., Shanley, J., & Smith, L. (2018, November)
Below the Belt Supporting staff and clients to recognise the early signs of vein damage associated to groin injecting. Poster presented at Faculty of Public Health in Scotland Annual Conference
Introduction Approximately one third of regular injectors in Edinburgh are likely to be injecting into the groin. This is a concern due to the associated risks which can lead ...

Understanding leg ulceration associated with Intravenous drug use

Journal Article
Coull, A., & Sharp, A. (2018)
Understanding leg ulceration associated with Intravenous drug use. Nursing Times, 114(6), 31-34
Clinicians are reporting a rise in numbers of people with leg ulceration and a history of injecting drug use. These tend to be younger people with little co-morbidity. The ulc...

The experience of an increase in the injection of ethylphenidate in Lothian April 2014–March 2015

Journal Article
Lafferty, C., Smith, L., Coull, A., & Shanley, J. (2016)
The experience of an increase in the injection of ethylphenidate in Lothian April 2014–March 2015. Scottish Medical Journal, 61(2), 74-83. https://doi.org/10.1177/0036933016649871
Background and aims New psychoactive substances are causing increasing harm across the UK but the use of new psychoactive substance by injecting has become a significant probl...

The role of intravenous drug use in venous leg ulceration

Journal Article
Coull, A. (2015)
The role of intravenous drug use in venous leg ulceration. British Journal of Nursing, 24(Sup20), S17-S17
No abstract available.

Prevalence of skin problems and leg ulceration in a sample of young injecting drug users

Journal Article
Coull, A. F., Atherton, I., Taylor, A., & Watterson, A. E. (2014)
Prevalence of skin problems and leg ulceration in a sample of young injecting drug users. Harm Reduction Journal, 11(1), 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7517-11-22
Drug users suffer harm from the injecting process, and clinical services are reporting increasing numbers presenting with skin-related problems such as abscesses and leg ulcer...

Self-management of leg ulceration using a compression hosiery kit: considerations for service delivery

Journal Article
Coull, A. (2013)
Self-management of leg ulceration using a compression hosiery kit: considerations for service delivery. British Journal of Community Nursing, 18(Sup9), S23-S31. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2013.18.Sup9.S23
This article describes the experience of a young male who developed leg ulceration, which he treated and managed by himself. In an unusual case, with unusual circumstances, he...

Ankle brachial pressure index of normal, healthy, younger adults

Journal Article
Niblo, J., & Coull, A. (2013)
Ankle brachial pressure index of normal, healthy, younger adults. British Journal of Nursing, 22(Sup8), S16-S21. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2013.22.Sup8.S16
Doppler ultrasound and ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) calculations are used in the assessment of lower limb vascularity, specifically to determine arterial deficiency. A...

The expansion of nurse prescribing in Scotland: an evaluation.

Journal Article
Coull, A., Murray, I., Turner-Halliday, F., & Watterson, A. (2013)
The expansion of nurse prescribing in Scotland: an evaluation. British Journal of Community Nursing, 18(5), 234-242. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2013.18.5.234
Medicine prescribing by community nurses commenced in the UK in 1996. By 2001, nurse prescribing was extended to include more nurses and to cover a wider formulary. This resea...

Education programmes preparing independent prescribers in Scotland: An evaluation

Journal Article
Boreham, N., Coull, A. F., Murray, I. D., Turner-Halliday, F., & Watterson, A. E. (2013)
Education programmes preparing independent prescribers in Scotland: An evaluation. Nurse Education Today, 33(4), 321-326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2013.01.018
Summary Background Nurse prescribing (NP) is part of the modernisation of the health care workforce and contributes to patient care by improving access to quality services and...

Evaluation of Non-Medical Nurse Prescribing within NHS Fife Addictions Services

Report
Parkes, T., Coull, A., Stoddart, B. & Gray, S. (2011)
Evaluation of Non-Medical Nurse Prescribing within NHS Fife Addictions Services. NHS Fife
No abstract available.

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