The number of students enrolling on district nursing courses in England has increased dramatically, according to new research published by The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).... > Read More
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The rate at which community nurses can claim for travel expenses was reduced on 1 July 2014, placing an increasing financial burden on staff, many of whom have experienced a public sector pay freeze in recent years.... > Read More
A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia.... > Read More
Nurses from Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have come up with a unique way to publicise hand hygiene by producing a YouTube video set to the popular 1970s pop hit Carwash, a song originally made famous by the band Rolls Royce.... > Read More
Venous and lymphatic disease both result in skin changes to the lower limb. These range from early disease signs such as mild oedema and dry skin, to varicose veins, leg ulceration and chronic oedema in the later stages. Patients at all stages of disease progression are commonly encountered in the community and compression hosiery plays a key role in the prevention and management of skin changes.> Read More
In an earlier article in this journal, the author looked at malnutrition in the community from the patient's perspective (JCN, 28(2): 40–4). Here, she examines some practical tips on how community nurses can provide help for patients in danger of becoming malnourished. Malnutrition may have been caused by a chronic problem that has resulted in years of gradual deterioration and prompt action can prevent malnutrition escalating further and affecting the patient’s overall health. In this case, more detailed and supportive treatment from family, friends and healthcare services may be required to help implement changes in a patient's routine. By using some of the ideas highlighted in this article, and with regular monitoring and support, nurses can better help patients in the community to recover quickly from, or avoid, malnutrition.> Read More
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