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a unique way to publicise hand hygiene by producing a YouTube video set to the popular 1970s pop hit Carwash, a song originally made famous by the band Rolls Royce....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
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is caused by the presence and multiplication of bacteria in the urinary tract, with associated tissue invasion. It is most common in women but can be more complicated in male and catheterised patients. This article highlights the importance of the correct diagnosis of UTI, which will identify ‘red flags’ to aid community nurses’ choice of management options and avoid the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics. In addition, the author makes recommendations for reducing catheter-associated UTIs (CAUTIs) in the community.> Read More
Venous and lymphatic disease both result in skin changes to the lower limb. These range from early disease signs such as mild oedema and dry skin, to varicose veins, leg ulceration and chronic oedema in the later stages. Patients at all stages of disease progression are commonly encountered in the community and compression hosiery plays a key role in the prevention and management of skin changes.> Read More
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