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Promoting health and wellbeing across community nursing teams: role of the specialist practitioner district nurse

Public Health England (PHE) highlighted that mental health and wellbeing promotion should be advocated by all healthcare professionals. One-in-six adults will experience some form of mental health...

The challenge of infection control in patients' homes

Effective hand hygiene remains one of the cornerstones of good infection control. Since its conception in 1979, the, originally six-, now seven-stage, handwashing technique (World Health Organization...

Challenges and complexities of discharge planning from a district nursing perspective

The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) (2013) reported that previous acute care only delivered in the hospital is now being offered by DNs. In concordance with this, NHS England (2015) acknowledged the...

Touch: knowledge and considerations for nursing practice

There is evidence that social touch between people can reduce stress and have a calming effect in adults, with a reduction of psychobiological stress responses due to neuro-physiological and endocrine...

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...

Pre-hospital use of early warning scores to improve detection and outcomes of sepsis

Figure 1 shows the flow of studies through the review process and reasons for exclusion from this systematic review. A screening form (Appendix 2) was developed to determine whether the studies met...

Perceptions, practices and educational needs of community nurses to manage frailty

Two key themes were identified: (i) concept of frailty and (ii) knowledge about frailty. Each theme was expanded upon via two subthemes..

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..

Aerosol-generating procedures in home care

COVID-19 is a novel, or new, coronavirus (World Health Organization (WHO), 2020). Coronaviruses are named after the crown-like spikes that cover their surface (Centers for Disease Control, 2019), and...

Coronavirus: the science behind infection control and human exposure

To cause disease in an animal, including humans, viruses require host specificity, which dictates the reservoir and host susceptibility to invasion. Influenza and coronaviruses enter the human body...

Addressing and acting on individual ideas on continence care

A continence assessment is an essential process for an individual who experiences bladder dysfunction, as it is intended to capture critical clinical information (Ellis et al, 2017). It is considered...

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’...

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