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Being conductor of the orchestra: an exploration of district nursing leadership

Since the Declaration of Alma Ata in 1978, there has been a paradigm shift in thinking about health (World Health Organization (WHO), 2008). This has been evident in integrating health and social care...

Verification of expected death in the community: role of the community specialist practitioner

Importantly, it should be noted that nurse-led verification of expected death is not intended to replace GP verification, but enables nurses to extend the care of those patients who are on the...

Strategies to reduce Gram-negative infections: a community perspective

Being able to differentiate bacterial species is important for diagnosing and treating bacterial infections. Bacteria can be classified on the basis of gram-staining findings, which are in turn based...

Improving access to primary care services for those on low income: voluntary advocacy

The aim of this research was to answer the following questions: i) What are the experiences of those who use the buddying service? ii) Does the service seem to facilitate improved access to primary...

Improving the experience of patients who receive home enteral tube feeding

The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (2018) described enteral tube feeding as nutrition delivered directly into a person's digestive tract through an artificial feeding tube....

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the community

Urinary catheters used appropriately can enable people with urinary incontinence to remain dry when other methods have failed. They can enable people who are dying to remain at home. They can help...

Infection prevention and control challenges in Flemish homecare nursing: a pilot study

Some 711 patients were included by about 200 nurses during the data collection period. Most (82%) of the patients were recruited by homecare nurses working at a home healthcare agency, and only some...

Tavistock Neighbourhood Nursing Network: collaboration across settings

The purpose of the Tavistock NNN is to increase the voice of the nurses in the PCN, to enable them to articulate their value and, in doing so, to deliver the aims and objectives of the NHS Long Term...

Call handlers for community nursing referrals: importance of collaborative working

The first step in quality improvement work is to establish a team that shares a common vision for improvement and to define the roles of those within the improvement team (Swanson and Pearlman, 2017)....

Managing Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation conversations in the community

Four main themes emerged from the interviews: (1) learning through experiences, (2) feeling responsible to get it right, (3) initiating the conversation and (4) barriers to DNACPR discussions..

Use of catheter maintenance solutions by community nursing staff: an assessment

In recent years, catheter maintenance solutions (Table 1) have been used primarily to minimise the effects of recurrent encrustation and blockage (Shepherd et al, 2017). A catheter maintenance...

Community nutrition nurse specialist role: a service improvement

In May 2018, the ACHT decided to appoint a community nutrition nurse specialist to work with the district nursing teams. The role (0.6 working time equivalent) was envisaged to support the district...

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