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QNIís Homeless Health Network Ė new report published

QNIís Homeless Health Network Ė new report published

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has announced publication of a new report, Homeless Health Network - National Survey Summary of Findings 2014.

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Infection Prevention 2014, SECC Glasgow, 29th September Ė 1st October 2014

Infection Prevention 2014, SECC Glasgow, 29th September Ė 1st October 2014

Following a hugely successful conference in London, Infection Prevention 2014 is coming to Glasgow. The conference will be held in the SECC from the 29th September to the 1st October 2014.

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National lymphoedema awareness week aims to increase understanding

National lymphoedema awareness week aims to increase understanding

National lymphoedema awareness week takes place from 15–22 September and aims to raise the profile of this chronic, progressive condition, which affects over 200,000 people of all ages in the UK and Ireland.

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Septemberís seasonal rise in asthma attacks for under 16s

Septemberís seasonal rise in asthma attacks for under 16s

Asthma UK urge parents to have an asthma action plan (http://www.asthma.org.uk/Shop/my-asthma-plans) in place as children return to school. For the past eight years, admissions for asthma attacks among young people have risen in September. This seasonal increase is attributed to colds and viruses, the possible anxiety around returning to school, high levels of environmental allergens in late summer and children not taking their preventer medicine regularly over the summer.

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What you need to know about caring for the skin around a stoma

What you need to know about caring for the skin around a stoma

Simply trying to cope can be a challenge for the many people in the UK who have a stoma — this can include issues such as how to clean and maintain the appliance and what to do if there is a complication once they have been discharged home into the community. The community nurse is often the first point of contact when there are problems with a stoma in the patient’s home and may have to advise on how to change a stoma appliance as well as how to deal with issues such as skin stripping and leaking.

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A compression bandage system that helps to promote patient wellbeing

A compression bandage system that helps to promote patient wellbeing

Compression bandages provide the mainstay of treatment for venous diseases and their sequellae of ulceration and oedema. Selection should depend not only on the effectiveness and cost of treatment, but also on patient acceptability. If correctly applied, compression bandages provide sustained graduated pressure. This article explores the negative impact that having a leg ulcer can have on patient quality of life and introduces a new, moisturising, odour-reducing inelastic two-layer compression bandaging system that aims to improve patient wellbeing and comfort which, in turn, promotes concordance.

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