Brian Nyatanga, British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 18,
Iss. 2, 01 Feb 2013, pp 77
The health system-and palliative care in particular-are facing difficult financial times due to spending cuts. It seems that when times are this hard one of the first things to go is staff education, which is disturbing considering that it takes years to train community palliative care nurses to function at specialist level.
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Infection: prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care
Clinical guidelines, CG139 – Issued: March 2012
This clinical guideline (published March 2012) updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline 2 (published June 2003). It offers evidence-based advice on the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care. New and updated recommendations address areas in which clinical practice for preventing healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care has changed, where the risk of healthcare-associated infections is greatest, and where the evidence has changed.
Extract from The National Back Exchange website at http://www.nationalbackexchange.org
Manual Handling of Children Standards Manual
New Manual Handling of Children publication available from NBE.
Following the success of the Standards in Manual Handling (2010) NBE has continued with its plan to publish specialist books and now presents: Manual Handling of Children 2011.
Manual Handling of Children aims to be the definitive publication on the issues surrounding the manual handling of children in a variety of community settings.
This book is written by Carole Johnson and Pat Alexander both of whom have a wealth of experience in paediatric manual handling and have presented at both national and international conferences on this subject.
Extract from The Kings Fund 29 November
Guidelines for the management of norovirus outbreaks in acute and community health and social care settings This guidance gives recommendations on the management of outbreaks of vomiting and/or diarrhoea in hospitals and community health and social care settings, including nursing and residential homes.
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Sharps safety: RCN guidance to support implementation of the EU Directive 2010/32/EU on the prevention of sharps injuries in the health care sector
This guidance covers the law on sharps injuries, including the European Directive 2010/32/EU and its underlying principles as well as its requirements on health care providers. It includes information on preparing an organisation, introducing risk assessments, selecting and evaluating safety-engineered devices and what employers should be doing to comply with the directive. It also includes a checklist to help safety representatives assess organisational and ward/departmental level compliance with the directive.
Making the business case for ward sisters/team leaders to be supervisory to practice This guidance has been developed to help nurse leaders make the business case for ward sisters and team leaders to take up a supervisory role. It looks at the evidence nurse leaders need to complete the business case and is underpinned by the RCN definition of supervisory practice. It contains helpful and practical steps for making an effective case to ensure ward sisters and team leaders have dedicated time for improving the quality of care experienced by service users and patients.
Report published by Royal College of Nursing talks about community nursing.