Exudate management is a challenge in chronic wound healing. Too much will delay healing, as will too little. But how much is too much? Do we fully understand what it does? In this article, Sylvie Hampton provides some answers.
Featured in one of the early issues of Primary Care Nursing Review, we are delighted to report that Neo-slip, a device to help with the application of compression stockings, invented by nurse Neomi Bennett, has won Entrpreneur of the Year at the National Diversiy Awards in Liverpool last month.
Ian Peate is a Professor. The route to becoming a Professor of anything is not easy; many degree-course Registered nurses do not attain such heights. But Ian began his career as a State Enrolled Nurse - you know, the course that apparently existed for the 'less academic', less motivated' people...
Read his story...
Mid-May, the King's Road. A restaurant that used to be a garage. A bevvy of short-listed candidates and a posse of guests all on tenterhooks. Who would win?
Yes, it was the Mölnylcke Health Care Wound Academy Scholarship and Awards luncheon. This article, adapted from the Molnlycke Health Care Wound Academy Bulletin (June 2016), outlines the winning entries.
As ever, PCNR will feature the winning entries in more depth in forthcoming issues.
Many of shy away from public exercise - after all, gym's are full of tall and toned people in tight lycra who still look impossibly glamorous even while 'glowing' gently. What could possibly be the problem?
So what is different about taking your exercise regimen to the park? Well, lots apparently. Here, George Winter explains.
Brian's back! And of course, he has something to say. Here he considers what the closure of the DH Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Unit would mean for nursing, and urges you to sign the petition:
After returning from a holiday to his home country, Spain, where he sucessfully made the entire country aware of the great things he is achieving in the NHS, Joan shares his thoughts on the future of the NHS post-Brexit.
Are the continence services you provide based on guidelines, guidance or best practice? Frank Booth explores semantics and how these affect practice
Despite legislation to support staff and the requirements of our Code, many nurses remain reluctant to report issues of concern such as poor care, staff numbers or bullying. Why? The experiences of Eileen Chubb, outlined here, may hold the answer.
In Issue 5 (https://pcnr.co.uk/articles/166/the-whistleblowers-tale), we highlighted the story of Elieen Chubb, one of the so-called Bupa 7 nurses who blew the whistle on poor care.
Since then, Eileen has been tirelessly compaigning for Edna's Law to be introduced. Here, she relates the campaign's progress.