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Making waves: nurse-led urgent community response

A question arises: are we creating new services, rather than building on existing community health care?.

Personal protective equipment training team: a community nursing initiative

Due to the concerns raised in care homes regarding appropriate PPE attainment, the author was authorised to lead a team to provide direct education and support to all residential and nursing care...

Impact of a wound management system on budget optimisation, formulary compliance and variations in care

Formeo was launched in CHCP in July 2019, with full implementation support from the Smith+Nephew regional team. A comprehensive training plan was rolled out across Hull and East Riding to ensure...

ACT NOW in diabetes and foot assessments: an essential service

There were 7545 major amputations in people living with diabetes in England across three years from 2015–2018 (Public Health England, 2019). There is also a postcode lottery for amputation rates, with...

Optimising resources: an evidence-based pathway using UrgoStart for community-based patients with wounds

The Carter review (NHS England, 2018b) encouraged the implementation of evidence-based practice as a means to improve outcomes, but added that a large proportion of trusts ‘do not capture basic...

Shared electronic care coordination systems following referral to hospice

This study was a mixed-method service evaluation including case note reviews of new referrals to a hospice CSPCT and semi-structured interviews with CNSs..

A rapid response and treatment service for care homes: a case study

The RRaT service provided by the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) is commissioned by the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group and has been chosen as one of the seven ‘accelerator’...

Collaboration between a tertiary pain centre and community teams during the pandemic

The mean age of the patients at the pain centre was 58 years and about 50% had three or more comorbidities, placing them at a higher risk of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19. Approximately 30%...

Clinical effectiveness of flucloxacillin delivery using an elastomeric device for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy

In the present study, the clinical effectiveness of delivering flucloxacillin using the Accufuser infusion devices was explored in a small sample of OPAT patients. It is more cost effective than...

Mentoring initiative to retain community-based registered nurses in palliative care

A 3-month peer mentoring programme was developed for all newly appointed RNs on completion of the corporate induction. Each new RN would be matched with a more experienced RN peer mentor working...

Experience with setting up community intravenous therapy clinics

The community nursing service at the authors' trust had already been providing IV antibiotic therapy within the community, although this had been restricted to provision within patients' own homes....

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