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Best practice for chronic oedema in community settings: what can we learn?

The guidance reflects the changing emphasis of the NHS and its provision on personalised care, and how that can be achieved (NHS England, 2019). There is also an increased emphasis on self-management,...

Mental health impact of admission to the intensive care unit for COVID-19

The number of survivors from ICU admissions is growing (Kondakci et al, 2018). Prescott and Girard (2020) found that 80% of patients hospitalised with COVID-19 and 60% who were admitted to ICU...

Oral conditions in the community patient: part 2—systemic complications of poor oral health

The oral cavity acts as a focal point for the interaction of the body with the external environment, with its key functions including mastication, taste, speech and swallowing (Kane, 2017). Alteration...

Short-term urinary catheters and their risks: an integrated systematic review

UCs are inserted for short-term or long-term purposes (Bardsley, 2015). They are used mainly as a short-term measure in the clinical area to relieve retention of urine (Meddings et al, 2014). A...

Improving review of housebound people with diabetes through competency-based training

Annual review (based on the nine key care processes) of housebound patients at the start of the project was variable, and was primarily carried out by the practice nurse or advanced nurse practitioner...

Impact of stress on nurses working in the district nursing service

The PICOT tool was used to aid in formation of the research question (Aveyard, 2019). Systematic searches were conducted in six databases: British Nursing Index (BNI), Cumulative Index of Nursing and...

How the zoonotic origins of SARS-CoV-2 ensure its survival as a human disease

Zoonoses may be bacterial, viral or parasitic and are defined as any disease or infection that is naturally transmissible from a vertebrate species to humans (WHO, 2020). Zoonoses, as with many...

Collaboration between a tertiary pain centre and community teams during the pandemic

The mean age of the patients at the pain centre was 58 years and about 50% had three or more comorbidities, placing them at a higher risk of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19. Approximately 30%...

Oral conditions in the community patient: part 1

Oral health has a symbiotic relationship with many chronic systemic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Poor oral health can exacerbate existing underlying disease by contributing...

Why nurses in primary care need to be research active: the case of venous leg ulceration

The optimal care pathway for VLU is set out in the updated 2019 NICE clinical knowledge summary (CKS) (NICE, 2019). The first action for wounds suspected of being venous in origin is appropriate...

Managing incontinence in people with dementia

Urinary incontinence can be classified into seven types (Bardsley, 2016), as follows:.

Effective communication between nurses and patients: an evolutionary concept analysis

This concept analysis aims to clarify the concept of effective communication and address the gap in knowledge using Rodgers's (1989) theoretical framework. The evolutionary method of concept analysis...

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