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Asthma review: what we need to cover and why

The importance of an asthma review at least annually is clearly evidenced by guidelines and, importantly, was highlighted in the

Self-care for chronic oedema

Many government and healthcare strategies now advocate supporting self-care in the management of long-term conditions (LTCs). This approach has been

Adult asthma: what community nurses should know

Asthma is a common lung condition affecting many patients in the community. Nurses are pivotal in the diagnosis and management

Pressure ulcer identification and management

Pressure ulcers were the largest proportion of patient safety incidents in 2011–2012, accounting for 19% of all reports (National Institute for

Breathlessness at end of life

The provision of end of life care is important core work for community nursing teams. Once end of life has ...

Empowering patients to self-care with a Velcro wrap compression device

Chronic oedema is a soft tissue swelling present for at least three months, most commonly caused by venous and lymphatic

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Using an innovative dressing to balance wound moisture

Exudate management in chronic wounds and hard-to-heal wounds is a vital process and community nurses need to be aware of ...

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The use of motivational interviewing in community nursing

While lifestyle-related conditions such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes are on the rise, district nurse numbers are falling. At

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Using an adjustable compression device to manage venous leg ulcers

The focus is on the work of a team of community nurses running a primary care drop-in centre. As well

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Improving outcomes for people recovering from cancer

There are currently approximately 2.5 million people in the UK living with, or recovering from, cancer and it is further

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Using a step-up, step-down approach to exudate management

The management of exudate in acute and chronic wounds is a common issue for community nurses, with too much exudate

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A new solution for indwelling catheter encrustation and blockage

With over a million devices used in the NHS every year, indwelling urinary catheterisation is widely acknowledged as one of

Improving patients’ experience of dressing removal in practice

Repeated application/removal of adhesive dressings and tapes can cause skin stripping in and around wounds.

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Finding a cost-effective dressing solution with multiple applications

Nurses should select cost-effective dressings with multiple treatment outcomes.

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Devising a treatment programme to address the challenges of excess exudate

A chronic heavily exuding wound can have a devastating impact on quality of life and prompt treatment is required.

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Malnutrition in COPD: meeting patients’ nutritional needs

How nutritional screening and appropriate management of malnutrition can improve outcomes for patients with COPD.

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Using a narrative framework in nursing students’ community placements

A narrative framework involves using information to help students think critically about clinical experiences.

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Setting up an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) service

Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) involves the community-based management of infection with IV medications.

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Malnutrition research

In the future care homes will play an increasingly important role in the care and support of older people with malnutrition.

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Spirometry

Spirometry measures lung volumes and is a diagnostic tool in conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Assessment of community wound infection

This unit reviews the definitions, signs and symptoms, and common investigations for wound infection.

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Troubleshooting stomas in the community

The invasive nature of stomas mean that there can be complications such as poor stomal output or sore perisomal skin.

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Managing wound slough in the community patient

Slough collects in the wound bed and can indicate infection, ischaemia or a dehydrated wound bed.

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What are the benefits of using cohesive inelastic compression bandages in the community?

Compression therapy can play a vital role in improving the quality of life for those with lower limb problems.

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How to use compression hosiery kits in the treatment of venous leg ulceration

The use of compression hosiery to prevent leg ulceration is commonplace in the community.

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The assessment, selection and benefits of made-to-measure hosiery

Compression hosiery is a vital part of the community nurse's toolkit when dealing with patients with oedema and venous insufficiency. ...

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How to identify and treat herpes zoster (shingles)

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common viral infection caused by a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus.

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The importance of the pelvis in posture, seating and pressure care

It is important to use the correct seating in patients with poor mobility who spend long periods sitting.

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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.

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How to select the best compression hosiery for your patient

Compression hosiery plays a key role in the management of lymphovenous disease-related skin changes such as venous leg ulceration.

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The provision of adequate hydration in community patients

Hydration is a crucial element of general health that nurses working in the community need to be aware of.

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Management of venous leg ulcers: assess, dress and compress

Venous leg ulcers are a common problem in the community, with which nurses should be familiar for their patients' wellbeing.

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