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Long-term conditions

Perceptions of people with motor neurone disease, families and HSCPs: a literature review

The critical appraisal process was informed by Hawker et al (2002). The aim of the review was to find out what the perceptions of plwMND, their families and HSCPs are relating to service delivery to...

Creating sustained and positive changes to patient safety: reducing insulin administration errors in a district nursing service

Effective change is best implemented by ensuring that those affected by the proposed changes have a voice as part of the whole process. A sense of shared purpose is thus created, which focuses on why...

Compression therapy and heart failure: a scoping review of the existing evidence

Some 20 pieces of evidence were retrieved from varying backgrounds and locations on the application of CT in those diagnosed with HF. In terms of location, the evidence retrieved included studies...

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...

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...

Intravenous diuretic administration in the home environment

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a condition associated with ageing (Waterhouse, 2014). Heart failure affects approximately, 1-2% of the adult population, raising to 70% of the adult population over 70...

Nursing interventions for people with type 1 diabetes and frequent hypoglycaemia

During the year of 2020, the world faced the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) cited the worldwide death rate from the pandemic to be 4.1 million (WHO, 2021)..

Microcirculatory changes and thrombotic complications in COVID-19

Coronaviruses belong to the Coronaviridae family and include four genera-alpha, beta, gamma and deltacoronaviruses. They are enveloped, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA viruses that infect a wide...

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...

Barriers affecting patient adherence to intermittent self-catheterisation

The use of self-catheterisation has grown since the 1970s with the development of the technique of clean intermittent catheterisation. Initially, self-catheterisation was used with paraplegic patients...

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...

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