RCN’s shocking survey shows pressure goes even beyond challenges of pandemic
A service improvement project to provide a pathway for people with lower limb wounds
We need to retain the spotlight on the excellent service we provide beyond the pandemic
Role of ACP in identifying preferred place of care or death for people with dementia
Animated film from RCN forum puts the focus on district nursing wound care services
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
It’s essential that district nurses are inspirational managers, who lead their teams in an effective and confident manner.
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.