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Unmanageable caseloads and shortages of staff in district nursing services are compromising quality of care for some patients, according to a new report from The King’s Fund.
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The straps and tapes used to secure catheters and tubes can often result in discomfort for patients, however, using a proper securement method can reduce the risk of infection and trauma caused by inadvertent tube movement. Evidence suggests securement methods, not antimicrobials, may be the most effective solution to preventing urinary tract infection caused by problems with catheterisation. Straps and tape are typically associated with discomfort and irritation, but there are other option for securing patients’ catheters and tubes.Read more
Journals and supplements
Since 1978 the Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) has been providing education, information and training to community nurses within the UK, and globally, in areas such as continence care, wound care, skin care, chronic conditions, to name but a few.
Although dressings and innovative products are vital, what patients really need is a workforce of well-educated clinicians who understand how to put a patient on the path to a healed wound.
Wound Care Today is packed full of practice-based articles written by expert clinicians, as well as seeking out opinion pieces from people working on the ground today.
One of the features of Skin Care Today is that it highlights why good skin care is relevant to many areas of nursing practice, not just dermatology nurses. When skin fails, the physical symptoms include pain, soreness and itch, but it is not only the physical pain which is distressing — the psychological factors of embarrassment, stigmatisation and social isolation are also debilitating.
To help you in your day-to-day practice, JCN regularly produces supplements to provide education in key areas of clinical practice.
This currently includes 'Wound care in the community' and 'Challenging your practice: venous leg ulcers', as well as 'Evaluation of a dynamic mattress replacement system within a community setting'.
Here is a list of all of the current Posters available on the site. Click on the link to download.
Recent journal articles
Primary care has been thrust centre stage recently with services moving closer to home. Jason Beckford-Ball speaks to Kathryn Evans of NHS England about what the future holds for community nurses......
As many of you will know, especially those working at an advanced level, the future of advanced practice is changing. I believe this is for the better. ...
Thinking of writing for JCN?
If you are thinking of writing an article for publication in the Journal of Community Nursing,
click here to download a copy of our Guidelines for Authors document. This contains all the information you will need to make your submission.