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BLS Conference 2014 - Managing the Whole Patient - 5-7 October, ICC, Birmingham

BLS Conference 2014 - Managing the Whole Patient - 5-7 October, ICC, Birmingham

This year’s British Lymphology Society (BLS) conference covers topics of interest suggested by its members, such as surgical techniques, aftercare, alternatives, exercise, myofascial release, scar management, laser and psychosocial aspects of lymphoedema.

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QNI Conference calls for NHS to deliver more healthcare in the community

QNI Conference calls for NHS to deliver more healthcare in the community

Over 300 community nurses, allied health professionals and policymakers attended the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) conference in London on 29 September.

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Exit site management in the community using Kendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing with PHMB

Exit site management in the community using Kendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing with PHMB

Exit sites are commonly encountered in the community setting as a result of a shift in clinical practice that means more patients with complex conditions are being managed at home. The management of exit sites varies according to indication, but there are principles of practice that are common to all sites, and these are outlined in this article. Kendall™ AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressing with PHMB has been used to successfully prevent and manage infection of exit sites, and to manage overgranulation, a common complication of these wounds.

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The reality of introducing advanced nurse practitioners into practice

The reality of introducing advanced nurse practitioners into practice

The senior level gained by advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs) means they are in a strong position when it comes to representing the population. Nurses have had to educate themselves beyond post registration with Masters and Doctorates to support the client group, because of the growing population and 24-hour healthcare requirements. This is in support of the NHS’s commitment to care for patients from the cradle to the grave. There have been obstacles to the ANP’s advancement, but the five drivers of heath care are firm and supportive and likely to have a great impact in the future for ANPs as service deliverers.

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