In my recent editorial ‘In, Out, Shake it All About’ (Issue 8: https://pcnr.co.uk/articles/249/in-out-in-out-shake-it-all-about), I postulated that the revalidation process was likely to be a bit unwieldy. On a personal note, as I am self-employed, I was worried about finding someone to have my reflective discussion with and someone to sign off all the paperwork. Fortunately, a colleague came to the rescue and offered to do both jobs (see, a nurse multi-tasking again).
In return, I agreed to write about my experience of revalidation. So here goes…
Differentiating between sacral pressure damage and moisture lesions is not always straightforward. Fortunately, help is at hand.
Granulox (Infirst Healthcare) is an innovative haemoglobin spray which improves the oxygen supply to chronic wounds through simplified diffusion, thereby promoting wound healing.
Urinary catheterisation is as old as the hills, affects thousands of people a year and costs millions of pounds. And yet patients continue to suffer catheter associated urinary infections (CAUTI), or experience discomfort during the procedure or while the catheter is in situ. Add to this the fact that primary care workloads never get lighter, and it would seem obvious that this most basic of all procedures should be simple. So, refreshing one’s knowledge base can only help.
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Community nurses play a crucial role in the primary health care team, particularly for people with dementia who may be living at home but find it harder to get out of the house for health care appointments. As well as providing direct care, community nurses also have a teaching role, working with patients to enable them to care for themselves or educating family members. Community nurses play a vital role in keeping hospital admissions and readmissions to a minimum and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.
ACA conference almost upon us - hurry to book place!
In the last issue, we presented the 2019 Molnlycke Wound Academy Scholarship and Award Winners. Here is Kate Cooper's winning entry for the Innovations in Care (Radiotherapy) Award. While we would usually place the winning entries into the Out of the Ordinary section, as this was such a good case study, we wanted to include this in Practice. So we did.