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BLS Conference 2014 - Managing the Whole Patient - 5-7 October, ICC, Birmingham

BLS Conference 2014 - Managing the Whole Patient - 5-7 October, ICC, Birmingham

This year’s British Lymphology Society (BLS) conference covers topics of interest suggested by its members, such as surgical techniques, aftercare, alternatives, exercise, myofascial release, scar management, laser and psychosocial aspects of lymphoedema.

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University backs return to nursing campaign

University backs return to nursing campaign

A nationwide campaign has been launched today by Health Education England making it easier than ever before for nurses to return to practice. Aimed at registered nurses who have left practice, the ‘Come back to nursing’ campaign will make the transition back into practice as accessible as possible by offering financial aid, childcare support, mentors and theory and clinical-based training. 

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And, he’s off…

And, he’s off…

Andrew Kingsley started his 200-mile two-day cycle ride today to raise funds and awareness for Leg Clubs. This journey will see him travel up through the country, with his final destination being the Leg Club Conference at the Worcester Rugby Club on Wednesday afternoon.

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Surface that mimics shark skin can be used to fight infection

Surface that mimics shark skin can be used to fight infection

Transmission of bacterial infections, including meticillin -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), could be curbed by coating health-related equipment surfaces with microscopic bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark skin, according to research published in the open access journal Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.

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Implementing pressure ulcer prevention in a Welsh nursing home

Implementing pressure ulcer prevention in a Welsh nursing home

Pressure ulcers represent expensive adverse events and are a significant cause of pain and distress to patients. This article examines a SKIN bundle approach that was implemented in a Welsh nursing home to assist in the prevention of pressure damage. An educational intervention specifically designed to aid implementation was put in place and a series of audits were performed to collect nursing team members’ knowledge of pressure ulcer prevention and occurrence. The authors outline how staff’s knowledge scores increased dramatically following education and how pressure ulcer prevalence subsequently remained low.

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The power of the tweet

The power of the tweet

Call me oldfashioned, but when I heard that a missed penalty in the recent World Cup game between Chile and Brazil triggered 389,000 single tweets in one minute, I did question whatever happened to having a nice halftime cup of tea? But then I began to wonder — if Twitter can generate that much ‘noise’ over a football match, what could it do for issues that really matter, like community nursing, good patient care, or the future of the NHS?

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