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Safety huddle in a community nursing setting

A specialist community practitioner district nurse (SCPDN) is tasked with effectively managing complex caseloads and ensuring that patients are receiving the correct care. SCPDNs carry out a holistic...

Burnout and its prevalence among public health nurses in Ireland

The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence of burnout, as measured using the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory, among public health nurses and to compare relationships between burnout,...

Clinical effectiveness of flucloxacillin delivery using an elastomeric device for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy

In the present study, the clinical effectiveness of delivering flucloxacillin using the Accufuser infusion devices was explored in a small sample of OPAT patients. It is more cost effective than...

Community nursing services during the COVID-19 pandemic: the Singapore experience

The experience gained from the COVID-19 pandemic preparation and service delivery was helpful to guide future community nursing practice in the ever-changing healthcare landscape. Keeping the...

Challenges and opportunities: the role of the district nurse in influencing practice education

The need to create a workforce that can deliver high-quality community care, meet commissioning requirements as well as address the shortage of qualified DNs, has been apparent for long, with calls...

District nurses' experiences with a caseload profiling tool: a service evaluation

Within the Scottish context, the method to measure, monitor and resource DN caseloads is based on the principles of workload analysis, and workload is measured on the basis of subjective...

Ultrasonography for nasogastric tube placement verification: an additional reference

A total of 68 patients were included in the study, with a male:female ratio of 24:44 and a mean age of 82.13±9.43 years. Some 63 (92.65%) patients underwent scheduled NGT replacement, while five...

Mentoring initiative to retain community-based registered nurses in palliative care

A 3-month peer mentoring programme was developed for all newly appointed RNs on completion of the corporate induction. Each new RN would be matched with a more experienced RN peer mentor working...

The working of a primary care network in Wirral: experiences thus far

In addition to the monthly PCN meetings in the Wirral neighbourhood, leadership workshops were held. It was acknowledged that local partners needed to know and understand each other with much greater...

Swapping drills for dressings: redeployment of dentists to community nursing

Undergraduate dental training in the UK is a 5-year mixed academic and clinical medical programme, with dentists graduating with the principal skills required to be safe clinicians. Although the...

E-learning in a new era: enablers and barriers to its implementation in nursing

One of the clear benefits of using e-learning to deliver training is the flexibility of the location and time it needs to be completed. The health service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but most...

Experience with setting up community intravenous therapy clinics

The community nursing service at the authors' trust had already been providing IV antibiotic therapy within the community, although this had been restricted to provision within patients' own homes....

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