The number of students enrolling on district nursing courses in England has increased dramatically, according to new research published by The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).... > Read More
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The rate at which community nurses can claim for travel expenses was reduced on 1 July 2014, placing an increasing financial burden on staff, many of whom have experienced a public sector pay freeze in recent years.... > Read More
A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia.... > Read More
Nurses from Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have come up with a unique way to publicise hand hygiene by producing a YouTube video set to the popular 1970s pop hit Carwash, a song originally made famous by the band Rolls Royce.... > Read More
Infection prevention and control is an enormous challenge within the hospital environment, but with the changing face of the NHS meaning that more complex care is being provided in the community and within patients' homes, the goal of zero tolerance of preventable healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is even more of a challenge. So-called 'super-bugs' put a tremendous strain on NHS resources, as well as compromising patients' recovery, quality of life and wellbeing, and are increasingly being seen in the community. This article looks at the provision of infection control in the community and how nurses need to organise services that involve patients in their own care. It also investigates the use of a range of infection control products, including a wash cap (octenisan® wash cap [schülke]), specifically designed for use in immobile patients.> Read More
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious, long-term and irreversible disease, which obstructs airflow to the lungs due to inflammation of the air passages and lung tissue damage. The most debilitating and frightening symptom is breathlessness, which can affect an individual's ability to walk, exercise, work, socialise, sleep and eat, thus having a major impact on all activities of daily living. This article aims to provide an overview of COPD to facilitate a general understanding of the disease, assist community nurses with early identification for prompt> Read More
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