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Long-Term Conditions

What are the benefits of using self-management plans for COPD patients in the community: a critical review of the literature

Three qualitative studies were critiqued. Only one, Laue et al (2017), used a phenomenological design to address the views of patients. A second qualitative study by Williams et al (2014) explored...

Moving with technological advancements: blood glucose monitoring from a district nurse's perspective

The testing of glucose levels is an important intervention. The test results help to determine the best type and dose to be titrated (Gordon, 2019), giving the best results for glycaemic control and...

How can a person-centred approach to occupational therapy practice in the community enhance independence for people living with complex neurological presentations?

Neurological long-term conditions refer to a group of neurological disorders with varying life expectancies, which show gradual deterioration, ultimately leading to death (NHS England, 2019)....

Nurses' role in diabetes management and prevention in community care

The crucial role of the diabetes specialist nurses (DSNs) in the provision of good patient care and promoting self-care management cannot be underestimated. They are often the first point of contact...

Sublingual apomorphine therapy as an alternative to complex continuous infusion pumps in advanced Parkinson's disease treatment: a district nurse-led intervention

The usual route for apomorphine delivery has been subcutaneous, and it is licensed for treatment via administration of injection or infusion in the UK (Table 2). The indication for subcutaneous...

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..

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...

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...

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...

Skin care considerations for those with chronic oedema or lymphoedema

Overall, skin care is a crucial part of nursing care of patients who have chronic oedema and lymphoedema. It is important to have a daily regimen set up in a care plan, with the involvement of tissue...

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