For the first time quarterly data on the number of ‘never events’ taking place at each NHS trust in England will be published for patients, healthcare professionals, managers, stakeholders and the public to see.... > Read More
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The winners of a new prize that recognises forward-thinking approaches to dementia care — the NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia — have been announced by sponsors NHS England and Janssen Healthcare Innovation.... > Read More
Community nurses’ caseloads may include a large number of catheterised patients and catheter-related infection is a significant problem, with up to 90–100% of those who are catheterised long-term going on to develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). For community nurses, ensuring that their skin and that of the patient has been cleansed before any catheter-related intervention is paramount. This article looks at the use of a new antimicrobial cleansing solution (octenilin®; Schülke) and whether its properties reduced the infection risk associated with catheterisation in the community.> Read More
Welcome to JCN’s new learning zone. By reading the article in each issue, you can learn all about the key principles of subjects that are vital to your role as a community nurse. Once you have read the article, visit www.jcn.co.uk/learning-zone/ to evaluate your knowledge on this topic by answering the 10 questions in the e-learning unit; all answers can be found in the article. If you answer the questions correctly, you can download your certificate, which can be used in your continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio as evidence of your continued learning.> Read More
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