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Improving sepsis recognition through use of the Sepsis Trust's community screening tool

The Sepsis Trust is a UK-based charity, created in 2012 in an effort to raise awareness of sepsis and the high levels of mortality associated with sepsis. The charity has an overriding long-term aim...

Nurse-led home modification interventions for community-dwelling older adults with dementia and their impact on falls prevention

In order to reach older adults with dementia living in the community, a doctor in the neurology outpatient clinic of a local public hospital was interviewed. Older adults with dementia were identified...

The importance of community nurses in supporting Parkinson's patients on complex therapies

Although specialist healthcare practitioners are required to conduct assessments for these therapies, early recognition that a patient with Parkinson's might benefit from a non-oral therapy is an...

Achieving equity of access to palliative care

While this column is written for UK community nurses, issues of inequity are a global problem (Reimer-Kirkham et al, 2016; Hunt et al, 2019); therefore, we should look for a global solution, working...

Housing and older people: addressing the need

‘The post-pandemic challenge is to repair and rebuild the disrupted relationships and social lives of older people as a way of providing meaning and fulfilment and establishing healthy,...

Evidence-based management of disease-related malnutrition: updated guidance

The Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community panel has updated its guidance for community healthcare professionals.

Integrated care is needed, now more than ever: a professional's perspective

Locally, it was agreed for existing pathways within the integrated discharge team to be enhanced to support safe discharge of patients, enhance communication and build key relationships with...

Stoma product selection: a guide for community nurses

A stoma is formed during surgery to bring a piece of bowel through an incision made in the abdominal wall. The bowel can be used to pass faeces if the passage of faeces needs to be altered, such as...

Statins and barriers to their use in the community

In a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, Cai et al (2021) aimed to assess the associations between statins and adverse events in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease,...

Non-pharmacological interventions for managing pain in community-dwelling older adults

Tang SK, Tse MMY, Leung SF, Fotis T. The effectiveness, suitability, and sustainability of non-pharmacological methods of managing pain in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review. BMC...

Nurse-led projects for people experiencing homelessness and other inclusion health groups: a realist evaluation

‘… practical assessment of the implementation and impact of an intervention. It is conducted in a spirit of discovery, rather than management or monitoring. It is concerned with developing...

Preregistration adult nursing programmes and promotion of a population health agenda: an investigation

This review was undertaken as a preliminary stage of doctoral research to identify schools of nursing in England accredited by the NMC with a clear population health agenda (for further research into...

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