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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...

The factors influencing community nurses' usage of electronic health records: findings from focus groups

A qualitative research design using focus groups for data collection was used to enable participants to explore their lived experience (Creswell, 2009; Braun and Clarke, 2013)..

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...

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...

Virtual reality, the COVID-19 pandemic and rehabilitation for community-dwelling older adults

The present commentary aims to appraise the methods used in the systematic review by Dermody et al (2020) and to expand on their findings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic..

Retaining the best

‘… it will be especially important to maintain consistent public health messaging about the personal and societal value of COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations and other protective measures'. .

Impact of technology on community nursing during the pandemic

In community nursing, a strong emphasis has been placed on the use of telephone triage followed by video assessment to reduce exposure to staff and patients, further preventing an increase in the...

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..

Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for adults with implantable cardioverter defibrillators

The purpose of Nielsen et al's review (2019) was to evaluate the benefits and harms of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes, delivered alone or in combination with psychoeducation...

Ultrasonography for nasogastric tube placement verification: an additional reference

A total of 68 patients were included in the study, with a male:female ratio of 24:44 and a mean age of 82.13±9.43 years. Some 63 (92.65%) patients underwent scheduled NGT replacement, while five...

E-learning in a new era: enablers and barriers to its implementation in nursing

One of the clear benefits of using e-learning to deliver training is the flexibility of the location and time it needs to be completed. The health service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but most...

Paperlite: piloting a new way of working in community nursing

The Greater Manchester area is undergoing a period of transformation, ever since Manchester's health and social care funding was devolved in 2016, allowing services to be shaped to the needs of the...

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