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Stoma care: an update

The small intestine extends from the pyloric sphincter of the stomach to the ileocecal valve (Figure 1). It is 4–6 metres long and consists of three segments: the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum..

Making a difference: neurological support in the community

It is important that the patient is diagnosed and assessed as early as possible. Early warning signs are often missed but knowledge of early signs and symptoms will support the person to understand...

Stoma care and diet in the community

There are three main types of output stoma: a colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy. While the exact number of people living with a stoma in the UK remains unclear, it is estimated to be about 1 in 350...

Frailty and nutrition

Early identification of frailty enables healthcare professionals to develop an appropriate care plan that is designed to meet specific needs of older people, so it is important to ask, how can we...

Type 2 diabetes post pandemic: enabling your patients to regain control

‘…a chronic, metabolic disease characterised by elevated levels of blood glucose (or blood sugar), which leads over time to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves.’ .

Compassion fatigue in community nursing: what is it, who is susceptible, and what can be done?

‘Losing your ability to show care and compassion because you're just so overwhelmed with the amount of support you've been giving to people – patients, relatives, colleagues.’ .

Can supplementing vitamin B12 improve mental health outcomes?: a literature review

The World Health Organization (WHO) (2014) defines mental health as a state of wellbeing, in which an individual recognises their own potential and has the ability to cope with normal life stresses...

Blepharitis in patients' eyelids: a discussion for nursing care

Blepharitis affects the anatomy and physiology of the eyelids and its associated structures, such as the eye lashes, eyelids, glands and tear film..

Manual lymphatic drainage: the evidence behind the efficacy

Most studies on the efficacy of MLD have shown mixed results; although some report improvement in the metric in question, it is often not statistically significant, and results vary between studies....

Barriers to infection prevention and control in patients’ homes

There has been a plethora of research around reason why staff do not or cannot carry out IPC procedures correctly.

Health behavioural changes in older people post pandemic

The pandemic not only had direct health impacts but also affected health behaviours through its multiple lockdowns and restrictions. Routines were lost and with that, so were some of the healthier...

Do Quality and Safe Care Champions in community nursing teams positively impact on patients?

In reviewing the benefits to the organisation, the authors applied the East London NHS Foundation Trust framework (Shah and Course, 2018) because it gave scope to consider the impact of champions...

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