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Help to keep older people safe in the heat

Help to keep older people safe in the heat

While the recent spate of hot weather is good news for those of us who want to visit the beach or break out the barbecue, Lucy Harmer, director of services at Independent Age, the older people’s charity, says it is important not to forget about the dangers of extreme temperatures. 

Pic credit: Natasha Suslina@flickr.com

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Think Kidneys Public Awareness Campaign

Think Kidneys Public Awareness Campaign

Despite being critical for life, many people in England do not know what kidneys do, where they are in the body, why we need them, how to keep them healthy and what happens when they go wrong. People generally know about their heart and lungs and how to keep them healthy by living a healthy lifestyle, but Think Kidneys research found people know very little, if anything about their kidneys. Thus, the NHS Think Kidneys programme is running a national campaign to raise awareness in July 2016. 

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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.

Skin Care Today

Skin Care Today

One of the features of Skin Care Today is that it highlights why good skin care is relevant to many areas of nursing practice,  not just dermatology nurses. When skin fails, the physical  symptoms include pain, soreness and itch, but it is not only  the physical pain which is distressing — the psychological  factors of embarrassment, stigmatisation and social isolation are also debilitating.

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'.

Posters

Posters

Here is a list of all of the current Posters available on the site. Click on the link to download.

Recent journal articles

Using soap substitutes, bath additives and leave-on emollients

Using soap substitutes, bath additives and leave-on emollients

With so much choice, there can be uncertainty around which skin preparations to use in people with skin that is damaged or in danger of becoming compromised. However, community nurses are ideally placed to carry out skin assessments, provide education and work with patients to identify an effective ...

Using an adjustable compression system to treat community leg ulcers

Using an adjustable compression system to treat community leg ulcers

Community nurses often work in isolation and are not always able to attend best practice updates in venous leg ulcer treatment. As a result, they do not always possess the up-to-date knowledge and skills to manage these patients. This project reached out to local ways of delivering compression thera...

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.