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Nurse runs to raise money for ‘holistic leg ulcer care’

28-Aug-2014

Tissue viability nurse Frank Hall is set to try and run 15 miles from Downing Street to Bromley in south east London on 3 September, as part of fundraising efforts for his local “leg club”.

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Trust creates new team of dementia nursing assistants

28-Aug-2014

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has created 10 new healthcare assistant posts at its Queen’s Hospital site to work exclusively with patients with dementia.

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Managing diabetes in nursing and care homes

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One in four people in residential homes has diabetes. However, a national audit has found the condition is not being identified, monitored and treated adequately

Attitudes and knowledge in older people’s care

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A local study confirms research evidence that education and clinical placements are not increasing knowledge or promoting positive attitudes in older people’s care

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'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care'

'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care' Subscription Required

22-Aug-2014

Recently I spent three days attending my trust’s mandatory and statutory training on topics covering a range of issues from manual handling and basic life support, to Datix reporting.

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Stockings or bandages for leg-ulcer compression?

Stockings or bandages for leg-ulcer compression? Subscription Required

4-Apr-2014

The efficacy of four-layer compression bandaging, seen as the gold standard treatment for venous leg ulcers, was compared with that of two-layer compression stockings

Attitudes and knowledge in older people’s care

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15-Aug-2014

A local study confirms research evidence that education and clinical placements are not increasing knowledge or promoting positive attitudes in older people’s care

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Research indicates that there are eight main factors that promote dignity in care. Each of these contributes to a person’s sense of self respect, and they should all be present in care.

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