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A new tool to measure acuity in the community: a case study

A referral was made by a patient's GP after virtual review. The patient is a 79-year-old woman, whose case is presented below..

Stoma-related considerations in palliative patients

A stoma is formed to divert either urine or faeces out of the body. A common reason for stoma formation is colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (Burch and Black, 2017). The most common...

Achieving effective patient outcomes with PolyMem® Silicone Border

PolyMem dressings are hydrophilic polyurethane matrix dressings with a mild, non-toxic wound cleansing agent (F-68 surfactant). Glycerine (also known as glycerol) is a moisturising agent which helps...

Skin care considerations for those with chronic oedema or lymphoedema

Overall, skin care is a crucial part of nursing care of patients who have chronic oedema and lymphoedema. It is important to have a daily regimen set up in a care plan, with the involvement of tissue...

Cholesterol and a potentially ‘game-changing’ drug approval

‘Inclisiran represents a potential game-changer in preventing thousands of people from dying prematurely from heart attacks and strokes.

The importance of place

While each coastal community reflects its unique blend of history and culture as well as its geography, old resort towns and old fishing and trading ports may share common challenges that are...

Your free revalidation toolkit

A free revalidation portfolio and CPD resource for nurses and midwives.

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Digital transformation in community nursing

In order to achieve the required pace of digital change, NHS England created Global Digital Exemplars in 2019 (NHS England, 2019), which were mental health, ambulance and acute NHS trusts that were...

Buried bumper syndrome: prevention and management in the community

BBS is when the internal bumper migrates along the stoma tract outside of the stomach (Cyrany et al, 2016). BBS is thought to be caused by excessive compression of the tissue between the internal...

Self-guided technology to improve health-related behaviour and quality of life in people with cancer

A comprehensive literature search was undertaken using multiple databases (Medline Complete, Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and SPORTDiscus) from 1973 to July 2018. Reference lists from...

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Long COVID and breathlessness: an overview

Any patient with COVID-19 may go onto develop long COVID regardless of the severity of the initial infection and the intensity of the treatment received (Crook et al, 2021). Post-viral syndrome has...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exacerbation and self-management: a literature review

COPD prevalence is also associated with socioeconomic deprivation and high-occupational industrial areas, and environmental and metabolic risk factors have the highest impact on disease prevention...

Link between housing and health and how it affects older people

The Hyde Housing Association Ltd (2021) stated that anyone can apply for housing, but eligibility criteria would need to be met for the range of housing available. Eligibility would be based on need,...

The struggle for assisted dying in the UK: lessons from Western Australia

First, we have to accept that the UK is still struggling with this legislative dilemma that would allow patients the choice to request assistance to die when they experience unbearable progressive...

We are not out of the woods yet

‘It will require the NHS and its staff, in addition to persuasive information campaigns, to promote yet another mass vaccination effort during the autumn, so that as many of the potentially vulnerable...

Catheters at home: managing urinary catheters in the home environment

In their literature review, Waskiewicz et la (2019) found that there were four factors that affected patients' ability to manage their own catheter. These were education, knowledge, empowerment and...

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Identity and the learning experience of non-traditional students undertaking the specialist practitioner qualification

The aim of this research is to examine to what extent an individual's identity influences the learning experience of non-traditional students undertaking the SPQDN..

Management of work stress and burnout among community nurses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic

Burnout is a response to excessive stress at work, resulting in emotional exhaustion, de-personalisation and reduced personal accomplishment (see the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI); Maslach and...

An overview of stoma-related complications and their management

Stoma is a Greek word for mouth or opening, and, for the purposes of this article, only output stomas will be considered, that is, the colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy (Burch and Black, 2017). A...

Use of the National Early Warning Score in community nursing: a scoping review

The findings of this review, where succinctly comparable, are presented in Table 1, and then discussed more fully in narrative organised around the themes that emerged from using the constant...

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