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One thousand prosthetic legs being sent to change lives in West Africa

One thousand prosthetic legs being sent to change lives in West Africa

Legs4Africa is sending 1,000 life-changing prosthetic limbs to mobility departments in West Africa.

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New report highlights hospital discharge as major risk for homeless patients

New report highlights hospital discharge as major risk for homeless patients

Last year the QNI carried out a survey of its Homeless Health Network members to identify the main issues and challenges facing them in delivering effective patient care. The online survey was completed by 184 community nurses and other health professionals working in this field during autumn 2014.

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Journals and supplements

Journal of Community Nursing (JCN)

Journal of Community Nursing (JCN)

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.

Wound Care Today

Wound Care Today

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.

Supplements and other resources

Supplements and other resources

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'.

Recent journal articles

Breathlessness in the community: part two  management

Breathlessness in the community: part two management

The first part of this two-part series on breathlessness (JCN 28(5): 8390) looked at the emotional and physical distress and social isolation caused by the condition for both patients and their families, as well as examining the assessment of the condition. Refractory breathlessness, i.e. that whic...

How to identify and treat herpes zoster (shingles)

How to identify and treat herpes zoster (shingles)

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a relatively common viral infection in the UK, which is caused by a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus after patients have had an earlier infection with chickenpox. The condition results in a painful rash and in severe cases patients can develop post herpetic n...

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.