For the first time quarterly data on the number of ‘never events’ taking place at each NHS trust in England will be published for patients, healthcare professionals, managers, stakeholders and the public to see.... > Read More
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This article outlines a survey that was undertaken in the community to find out how often patients with venous disease who are wearing compression hosiery have their ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) monitored. It also asked clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) their opinion on the desired frequency of ABPI follow-up, and which patient groups they considered to be most at-risk. The survey findings highlight the lack of consensus and consistency in follow-up care. The majority of CNSs identified potential high-risk patient groups, the majority of which have their ABPI monitored every three months. However, there were inconsistencies in time interval for follow-up in patients with similar risk factors.> Read More
This article discusses nutrition in relation to patients in the community who are living with venous leg ulcers. The author explores the complex issues surrounding the care of this patient group, which is predominantly made up of older people who often have several underlying medical conditions and may live alone in their own homes or in supported residential settings. The article covers the physiology and aetiology of venous leg ulcers and explores how nutrition plays a role in the healing process. It advocates a holistic approach, taking into account the many factors involved when considering nutritional status and suggests interventions that are available to nurses and healthcare professionals working in the community.> Read More
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