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After weeks of issues with customs and the container being held in limbo, a shipment of 500 recycled prosthetic legs has finally reached its destination, the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute in Tanzania. The limbs, collected from across the UK and sent by Legs4Africa, are part of the charity’s ongoing work to reduce waste by taking rejected mobility equipment and putting it to use in some of the worlds poorest communities.Read more
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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
While nutrition is important throughout life, it is particularly vital that infants get off to a good start. Here, JCN looks at the knowledge community nurses need to provide best practice......
When trying to prevent the recurrence of leg ulcers, many community nurses find it hard to get patients to concord with compression devices and techniques, particulary over the long term....
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.