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New Wound Care Today journal launched and available online

New Wound Care Today journal launched and available online

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Unlike many of the journals currently available, Wound Care Today’s content is steered not by the needs of publishers, but by a strong editorial board comprising members of influential wound care charity the Wound Care Alliance. As such, Wound Care Today offers a unique perspective on tissue viability, steered by other nurses and clinicians rather than editors or industry.

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New app helps nurses assess patients' nutrition

New app helps nurses assess patients' nutrition

The ‘Managing adult malnutrition in the community’ guide and pathway is now available online as an app. Since its launch in 2012, thousands of health professionals have downloaded the pathway to seek further information on the management of adult malnutrition in the community - this app aims to help them in their day-to-day assessment of patients. 121212

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Supporting community patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Supporting community patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with a significant impairment of quality of life. Due to the nature of its symptoms, the role of the nurse is central to the care of patients who may have IBS. The often embarrassing symptom profile means that patients may rely on nurses to provide psychological and physical support in helping them to improve their symptoms. In this article, the author discusses the management of patients with irritable IBS, including the optimal delivery of care for patients and the role of community nurses in dealing with this chronic condition.

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Using the latest psoriasis guidance to inform community treatment

Using the latest psoriasis guidance to inform community treatment

Psoriasis can be a long-term condition, which is a significant problem for approximately 2% of the UK population. Recent NICE guidance on the treatment of psoriasis provides much-needed advice and reminds clinicians of the importance of assessment (both physical and psychological) and of talking to patients about side-effects and mode of action. Primary care nurses are in a great position to work with patients to ensure that they have the optimum treatment regimen, and that they have realistic expectations as to how it will work. An optimum regimen should always include an emollient, a topical product to treat plaques on the body along with topical products for scalp, face and flexures as necessary.

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