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Chronic Oedema: Weathering the storm.

Authors:
Margaret Sneddon

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Apr;23(Sup4):S5

Chair, British Lymphology Society.

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Lymphoedema Support Network update.

Authors:
Karen Friett

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Apr;23(Sup4):S38

Chief Executive of the Lymphoedema Support Network.

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An audit of chronic oedema within the care home setting.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Apr;23(Sup4):S16-S19

Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse, Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust and Care Homes (Nursing).

This articles outlines the important issue of chronic oedema, its definition and the physiology of the three main categories. The care delivered in the care home (nursing) sector was the subject of a printed questionnaire and the results are presented here. They are discussed and the implications for practice and an evidenced-based approach to care delivery are considered. Read More

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Mobiderm Autofit: an adjustable sleeve that enables patients to self-manage lymphoedema.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Apr;23(Sup4):S22-S28

(case study author), Lymphoedema Clinical Nurse Manager, Wolverhampton Lymphoedema Service, Compton Hospice; Honorary Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton; and trainer at Lymphoedema Training Academy.

Lymphoedema can result in debilitating physical and psychosocial morbidity and when combined with other chronic comorbidity, often requires holistic, specialist management that encompasses all the complex and compounding problems. Self-care is an integral component of any treatment strategy, however, the patient must be fully prepared and ongoing support should be provided. Self-care consists of managing the symptoms of lymphoedema but should include other fundamental aspects of healthy living, for example, maintaining a healthy weight and activity levels. Read More

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Letter to the editor.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 04;23(Sup4):S34

Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, University of Leuven, and Physiotherapist, Lymphovenous Centre, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.

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My road to discovering lymphoedema and beyond.

Authors:
Trevor Walton

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Apr;23(Sup4):S32-S33

Lymphoedema Support Network member.

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The impact of chronic oedema on quality of life in the elderly.

Authors:
Garry Cooper

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Apr;23(Sup4):S10-S12

Lecturer in adult nursing, Birmingham City University and clinical nurse specialist in lymphoedema, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Quality of life (QoL) is a concept that is relevant for everyone, but individuals experience factors that make up QoL differently. This article considers the impact chronic oedema has on older people's QoL. There are additional challenges in this group, such as the ageing process, which interlink with QoL. Read More

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British Lymphology Society update.

Authors:
Margaret Sneddon

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Apr;23(Sup4):S41

Chair, British Lymphology Society.

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Ensuring appropriate and timely management of leaky legs.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Apr;23(Sup4):S6-S8

Leg Ulcer Specialist Nurse, Leg Ulcer Services, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

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Do not attempt resuscitation orders in primary care settings.

Authors:
Richard Griffith

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):304-306

Senior Lecturer in Health Law, College of Health Science, Swansea University.

A Do Not Attempt Resuscitation notice (DNACPR) is an important mechanism for avoiding inappropriate CRP attempts, and protects district nurses and others from allegations of ill treatment or wilful neglect. The DNACPR notice must be discussed with the patient or their relatives, before placed on file ( Tracey v Cambridge Uni Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and others [2014] ; Winspear v City Hospitals Sunderland NHSFT [2015] ). In this article Richard Griffith set out the steps district nurses must take to ensure that a DNACPR notice is lawful. Read More

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Cultural competence in palliative care and a world of multiculturalism.

Authors:
Brian Nyatanga

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):307

Senior Lecturer in Allied Professional Studies and Lead for the Centre for Palliative Care, University of Worcester.

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Is there an inequity of UK lymphoedema service provision?

Authors:
Ioan Humphreys

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):280-284

Research Assistant. Health and Wellbeing Academy, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University.

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Medications at home.

Authors:
Drew Payne

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):292-295

Community staff nurse, Whittington Health, London.

This article looks at practical ways to support patients with oral medication compliance in their own homes. It addresses the importance of assessing why the patient needs support, the importance of a medication review and strategies and tools to aid patient compliance, alongside instances where a nurse can aid patient's relatives and carers can provide medication instead of a nurse. Read More

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ESCT: Personal trauma and the community nurse.

Authors:
Aysha Mendes

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):308-309

Freelance Journalist, specialising in health, psychology and nursing.

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The development of a district nursing caseload review tool.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):272-278

District Nurse and Operational Manager, SSOTP.

District Nursing (DN) caseloads are increasingly unwieldy. ( Queen's Nursing Institute, 2016 ). They can also be difficult to manage due to the unpredictability and increasing complexity of the patient's needs. Read More

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Maximising influenza vaccination awareness and uptake among older adults in Singapore.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):296-301

Emeritus Professor, School of Health Sciences, City University of London.

Adults ≥65 are more susceptible to influenza infection and its associated complications. This paper critically reviews the literature, identifying the need for and priorities of a public health strategy to improve vaccination awareness and uptake among older adults. Four electronic databases were searched for peer-reviewed articles in English published between 2001 and 2016. Read More

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Eczema conditions in the older person.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):286-290

Dermatology Sister and Specialist Nurse in cellulitis and lymphoedema management, Norfolk and Norwich University Trust Hospital.

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What a great opportunity.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):265

Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds.

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Using digital health effectively.

Authors:
Alison While

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):310

Emeritus Professor of Community Nursing, King's College London, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, and Fellow of the Queen's Nursing Institute.

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The impact of community pharmacy-led medicines management support for people with COPD.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):266-271

Clinical Research Podiatrist/Research Lead, Integrated Community Care Directorate; Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common long-term condition involving restricted airflow, which reduces quality of life. Treatments include lifestyle changes (smoking cessation), pulmonary rehabilitation and medication with inhaled therapies. However, medication adherence is often suboptimal, resulting in poor health outcomes. Read More

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A service evaluation to examine the experience of patients attending wound healing outpatient clinics in South Wales.

Authors:
India Corrin

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):S6-S12

Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff Eleanor Harding, MBBCh Student, Cardiff University Kirsten Mahoney, Community Nursing Service Wound Healing Cardiff and Vale Health Board and Procurement Lead.

Chronic wounds are becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK, with a significant proportion of patients being treated in the community. Given the pressures on out-patient services for individuals with wounds, the provision of nurse-led community clinics is increasing. Evaluation of wound services is essential to develop an awareness of where improvements can be made - particularly, although not exclusively, related to nurse-led clinics compared to doctor-led services. Read More

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What does the future hold?

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):S5

Senior Lecturer/Programme Director MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair.

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Importance of attending conferences: being aware of what is happening around you.

Authors:
Ellie Lindsay

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):S40-S41

Life President, Lindsay Leg Club Foundation.

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Lomatuell Pro contact layer and its role in the wound-healing process.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):S32-S37

Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Professor of Wound Study, Birmingham City University.

There is a plethora of wound contact layer dressings on the market each with its own properties to promote healing, which makes dressing selection complicated. An effective and efficient choice of dressing depends on holistic patient assessment, along with an understanding of the wound-healing process, moist wound healing and wound bed preparation. This paper, supported by clinical case studies, demonstrates the effectiveness of the Lomatuell® Pro dressing (Lohmann & Rauscher) in the management of graft wounds, although it is known to be effective in the management of dermal and deep dermal wounds as well. Read More

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Leg Club culture and the postive impact it has on members.

Authors:
Sylvie Hampton

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):S42

Independent Tissue Viability Consultant Nurse.

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Chronic venous leg ulcer care: Putting the patient at the heart of leg ulcer care Part 2: Development and evaluation of the consultation template.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):S20-S30

Lecturer, Director of Learning and Teaching, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST4 6QG.

Part 2 in this article series summarises the final two phases of a study which explored the experiences of patients with leg ulcers and the impact of this condition on their quality of life. Early phases of the study revealed a mismatch between issues that affected a patient's quality of life and what they discussed during subsequent health care consultations. In light of this, a nominal group technique was employed to facilitate the development of a new leg ulcer consultation template with patient partners. Read More

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A community based approach to reduce the incidence of preventable pressure ulcers.

Authors:
Emma Haran

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):S14-S19

Community Specialist Practitioner Lancashire Care Foundation Trust.

The prevention of pressure ulcers in the community is a major challenge for healthcare organisations. Pressure ulcers cost the NHS millions of pounds in treatment and prevention strategies. Everyone involved in the care of individuals at risk of developing pressure ulcers has a role to play in their prevention. Read More

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ESCT: Personal trauma and the community nurse.

Authors:
Aysha Mendes

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):256-257

Freelance Journalist, specialising in health, psychology and nursing.

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Eczema conditions in the older person.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):234-238

Dermatology Sister and Specialist Nurse in cellulitis and lymphoedema management, Norfolk and Norwich University Trust Hospital.

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What a great opportunity.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):213

Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds.

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Using digital health effectively.

Authors:
Alison While

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):258

Emeritus Professor of Community Nursing, King's College London, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, and Fellow of the Queen's Nursing Institute.

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The impact of community pharmacy-led medicines management support for people with COPD.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):214-219

Clinical Research Podiatrist/Research Lead, Integrated Community Care Directorate; Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common long-term condition involving restricted airflow, which reduces quality of life. Treatments include lifestyle changes (smoking cessation), pulmonary rehabilitation and medication with inhaled therapies. However, medication adherence is often suboptimal, resulting in poor health outcomes. Read More

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Is there an inequity of UK lymphoedema service provision?

Authors:
Ioan Humphreys

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):228-232

Research Assistant. Health and Wellbeing Academy, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University.

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Medications at home.

Authors:
Drew Payne

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):240-243

Community staff nurse, Whittington Health, London.

This article looks at practical ways to support patients with oral medication compliance in their own homes. It addresses the importance of assessing why the patient needs support, the importance of a medication review and strategies and tools to aid patient compliance, alongside instances where a nurse can aid patient's relatives and carers can provide medication instead of a nurse. Read More

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Do not attempt resuscitation orders in primary care settings.

Authors:
Richard Griffith

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):252-254

Senior Lecturer in Health Law, College of Health Science, Swansea University.

A Do Not Attempt Resuscitation notice (DNACPR) is an important mechanism for avoiding inappropriate CRP attempts, and protects district nurses and others from allegations of ill treatment or wilful neglect. The DNACPR notice must be discussed with the patient or their relatives, before placed on file ( Tracey v Cambridge Uni Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and others [2014] ; Winspear v City Hospitals Sunderland NHSFT [2015] ). In this article Richard Griffith set out the steps district nurses must take to ensure that a DNACPR notice is lawful. Read More

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The development of a district nursing caseload review tool.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):220-226

District Nurse and Operational Manager, SSOTP.

District Nursing (DN) caseloads are increasingly unwieldy. ( Queen's Nursing Institute, 2016 ). They can also be difficult to manage due to the unpredictability and increasing complexity of the patient's needs. Read More

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Cultural competence in palliative care and a world of multiculturalism.

Authors:
Brian Nyatanga

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):255

Senior Lecturer in Allied Professional Studies and Lead for the Centre for Palliative Care, University of Worcester.

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Maximising influenza vaccination awareness and uptake among older adults in Singapore.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Jun;23(6):244-249

Emeritus Professor, School of Health Sciences, City University of London.

Adults ≥65 are more susceptible to influenza infection and its associated complications. This paper critically reviews the literature, identifying the need for and priorities of a public health strategy to improve vaccination awareness and uptake among older adults. Four electronic databases were searched for peer-reviewed articles in English published between 2001 and 2016. Read More

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Researching palliative care: remaining true to the ontological subjective of patients.

Authors:
Nyatanga Brian

Br J Community Nurs 2018 May;23(5):255

Senior Lecturer in Allied Professional Studies and Lead for the Centre for Palliative Care, University of Worcester.

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Recruiting the next generation: applying a values-based approach to recruitment.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 May;23(5):232-237

District Nurse Community Specialist Practitioner, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The qualified district nurse (DN) role demands high levels of leadership. Attracting the right candidates to apply for the Specialist Practice Qualification District Nursing (SPQDN) education programme is essential to ensure fitness to practice on qualification. Anecdotal evidence suggested that the traditional panel interview discouraged candidates from applying and a need to improve the quality of the overall interview process was identified by the authors. Read More

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Perspectives on the delegation of hygienic care in the context of home nursing: a qualitative study.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 May;23(5):240-247

Collaboration Internationale des Praticiens et Intervenants en Qualité (dans le domaine de la) Santé, part of the Independent research group 'Collaboration Internationale des Praticiens et Intervenants en Qualité (dans le domaine de la) Santé.

Background: In light of current trends and healthcare evolutions, delegation of patient care from home nurses to health care assistants (HCAs) is increasingly important. Hygienic care is an essential component of nursing education and practice, yet it has rarely been the subject of scientific literature.

Aim: To understand the opinions and experiences of home nurses and policy makers with regard to the meaning of hygienic care and the delegation of these acts in the context of home nursing. Read More

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Best interest meetings.

Authors:
Richard Griffith

Br J Community Nurs 2018 May;23(5):252-254

Senior Lecturer in Health Law, College of Health Science, Swansea University.

Best interests is the standard by which the law judges the propriety of care and treatment for adults who lack decision making capacity. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice argues that the best way to decide on a person's best interests is through a multidisciplinary best interests meeting to enable all views, including those of the patient and their carers to be properly considered. In this article Richard Griffith considers the conduct of a best interest meeting and the role of district nurses in those meetings. Read More

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Clean intermittent self-catheterisation and multiple sclerosis.

Authors:
Paula Simpson

Br J Community Nurs 2018 May;23(5):229-230

Bladder and Bowel Specialist Nurse, Kent Continence Service, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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Incontinence-associated dermatitis in older people: prevention and management.

Authors:
Ann Yates

Br J Community Nurs 2018 May;23(5):218-224

Director, Continence Services, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

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Dietary management of older people with diabetes.

Authors:
Jane McClinchy

Br J Community Nurs 2018 May;23(5):248-251

Principal Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Diabetes UK's revised nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes, published recently, encourage education in self-management and include additional guidance for older people with diabetes. The incidence of diabetes in older people is increasing. Many older people with diabetes are healthy and mobile, and live in the community, but a number are frail and living in care homes. Read More

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The calm before the 'perfect storm'.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 May;23(5):213

Queens Nurse, District Nursing Independent Healthcare Consultant and Clinical Reviewer, Staffordshire.

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District nursing renascent as Wales adopts safe staffing levels.

Authors:
Paul Labourne

Br J Community Nurs 2018 May;23(5):225-228

Nursing Officer, Primary and Community Care, Integration and Innovation, Welsh Government.

This article reflects on the history of the NHS in Wales and how this has led to its current structure. How this structure supports integrated working across primary, community and secondary care and how further integration with social care is moving forward and its direct effects on district nursing are explored. This article describes how district nursing is meeting these challenges. Read More

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Does every contact count?

Authors:
Alison While

Br J Community Nurs 2018 May;23(5):258

Emeritus Professor of Community Nursing, King's College London, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, and Fellow of the Queen's Nursing Institute.

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