Julie Green

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Nurses under pressure

District nursing services: survey reveals ‘relentless’ pressures

RCN’s shocking survey shows pressure goes even beyond challenges of pandemic

Open access
Optimising the assessment and management of lower limb wounds in general practice

Optimising the assessment and management of lower limb wounds in general practice

A service improvement project to provide a pathway for people with lower limb wounds

Image shows a community nurse in PPE tending to a patient in their home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Capitalising on the astonishing work of district and community nurses during COVID-19

We need to retain the spotlight on the excellent service we provide beyond the pandemic

Advance care planning and decision-making in dementia care: a literature review

Advance care planning and decision-making in dementia care: a literature review

Role of ACP in identifying preferred place of care or death for people with dementia

Animated film highlights the work of district nurses

Animated film from RCN forum puts the focus on district nursing wound care services

Survival of the district nursing role in the hands of RCN congress

This year’s RCN congress will be one to watch for district and community nurses as safe staffing, staff well-being and survival of the district nursing role are debated

Assertive district nurses

Becoming an assertive district nurse in a challenging environment

It’s essential that district nurses are inspirational managers, who lead their teams in an effective and confident manner.

Care and management of patients with skin-tunnelled catheters

Central venous access devices (CVADs) are used in secondary and, increasingly, primary care settings to provide access to the central circulation. Skin-tunnelled catheters (STCs) are frequently used as the vascular access device of choice, particularly for patients receiving chemotherapy and for those who require long-term access for repeated transfusions. Despite the increased use of STCs, practice varies between trusts and community teams. This article provides an overview of the care and management of patients with STCs.