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Assessing and managing wound pain

Pain assessment should form part of the initial wound assessment, and there are many pain tools available. Nemeth et al (2003) reviewed the five most commonly used tools for measuring leg ulcer pain,...

Allergic rhinitis: classification, diagnosis and treatment

Allergic rhinitis can be classified depending on the frequency and severity of symptoms as per the World Health Organisation Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines. Intermittent...

Uncontrolled asthma in primary care: part 1

The British Guideline on the Management of Asthma (BTS/SIGN, 2019) defines the aim of asthma management as being to gain control of the disease, while the guideline from the National Institute for...

A brief guide to immunisation and the immunocompromised child or young person

During immunosuppression, the normal function of the immune system is inhibited. Treatments, such as chemotherapy, disrupt the normal function of the cell cycle, which consequently causes...

Practice nurses encouraged to use direct web-based referrals for ex-Forces patients

At The Poppy Factory, our employment consultants have expertise working with ex-Forces personnel with mild, moderate and complex mental and physical health conditions. We know employment can have a...

Zinc deficiency: an overlooked cause of poor health

Zinc is a trace element whose properties include regulation of gastrointestinal, immune, integumentary, reproductive and central nervous systems (Corbo and Lam, 2013). The body harbours two pools of...

Research Roundup

Annually, among under-fives in Europe, rotavirus gastroenteritis is responsible for 75 000 to 150 000 hospitalisations and up to some 600 000 medical encounters in emergency departments or outpatient...

Tools, guidance and key events for general practice nurses

The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) has published guidance for nurses working in primary and community care who are supporting patients living with long COVID. It updates and expands on previous...

What a year!

‘Practice Nursing provides nurses working in general practice with the tools to reach their full potential and deliver the best possible care to their patients. Our monthly journal informs and...

News Focus

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) analysis suggests that nasal flu vaccine may also help reduce the rate of group A strep infections (Sinnathamby et al, 2022)..

Toxic mould, cold and health

‘Practice Nursing provides nurses working in general practice with the tools to reach their full potential and deliver the best possible care to their patients. Our monthly journal informs and...

News Focus

Data published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA, 2022) has shown that there were 148 severe antibiotic-resistant infections a day in 2021..

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