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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’...

Implications of a US study on infection prevention and control in community settings in the UK

The full methods for each component of the programme of work have been described elsewhere (Russell et al, 2018; Dowding et al, 2020; McDonald et al, 2020). Mixed methods, comprising of a survey of...

COVID-19: it happens to nurses too—a case study

This single case study focuses on the admission and discharge of discharge of a nurse who was also a patient during the COVID-19 pandemic. To maintain confidentiality, a pseudonym has been created,...

A COVID-19 vaccine—dare to dream

The global and national restrictive measures in place to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and to prevent the excessive demand for secondary and specialist life support include closures of...

Clinical nurse specialist's role in young-onset dementia care

Investigation of the clinical nurse specialist role formed part of a broader study to examine health professionals' perspectives on YoD care. A full description of the methodology is reported...

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