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Does availability of point of care C-reactive protein measurement affect provision of antibiotics in a community respiratory service?

The primary outcome measured was antibiotic use for treatment of an acute exacerbation following a comprehensive respiratory clinical assessment, in both COPD and bronchiectasis, for those with a POC...

The role of the district nurse in screening and assessment for frailty

Working as a student district nurse, current practice is to use the Rockwood et al (2005) frailty screening tool as part of the initial assessment. Assessment is a key element in the nursing process...

The prevalence of comorbidity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This systematic review aimed to estimate the prevalence rate of a range of comorbidities in adults with RA and to assess the moderating factors of country, age and a study's risk of bias..

Incontinence in palliative care: assessment to promote dignity

UI has a stigma and can cause an individual to hide symptoms and avoid seeking appropriate help (Payne, 2017; Smith et al, 2019), often causing a communication barrier with the DN. Incontinence can...

Thinking out loud: what you can do before you die

What can I do to prepare for death? .

New workforce standards for district nursing launched

‘Workloads are far exceeding the capacity of services. From the qualitative data we have collected over the last 7 years, there appears to have been a shift towards district nursing teams acting as...

Recent insights into catheter-related urinary tract infections

Inserting a catheter can damage the urothelial barrier and trigger immune responses. As a result, the patient may deposit proteins (eg fibrinogen) onto the catheter surface (Gaston et al, 2021)....

The community nurse and stoma care

A stoma appliance has many different names: a ‘stoma bag’ or ‘stoma pouch’ are terms commonly used by patients. A stoma appliance is used to collect and contain the output from a stoma. Thus, there...

First year pre-registration nursing student perceptions of community nursing roles: a thematic analysis

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), in its standards for the pre-registration nursing, identified that it is essential to equip student nurses with the skills required to work across both...

Nausea and vomiting in end-of-life care: managing this debilitating symptom in the community

Confidentiality will be maintained throughout this case study with the use of pseudonyms in accordance with the standards set in the Code (Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), 2018)..

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