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district nurse

district nurse

A specially qualified nurse in the UK who works with patients in non-hospital settings (patients’ homes, GP surgeries, clinics and health centres). They provide wound care, diabetes monitoring, administration of medication and pain control for the terminally ill, and advise on maintaining healthy lifestyles, smoking cessation, etc.
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The phones could also help ensure the safety of district nurses - who, like other community-based health staff, are classed as lone workers.
QNI director Rosemary Cook said: "This was about celebrating what district nurses have done over the 150 years, and how important they are in helping people who want to be treated in their homes.
As well as providing patient care, district nurses also have a teaching role, working with patients to enable them to care for themselves or with family members teaching them how to give care to their relatives.
I feel my wife was discharged from the hospital far too early after being treated in critical care, and it seems the transfer of information to the receiving GP and district nurses was insufficient.
She said: "Ideally community and district nurses should be working a 37.
In many areas, we know that while the number of district nurses has diminished, their workload is greater, as more patients with complex needs are being cared for in the community.
District nurses do not work alone and I work with several teams made up of GPs, social workers, occupational therapists.
A rich picture of the valuable work being done by district nurses in every nook and cranny of the country is gradually being built, thanks to the Ministry of Health-supported district nursing research project.
SCORES of district nurses will celebrate their profession's 150th anniversary at an event in Liverpool today.
But she resigned after her employer, Kirklees Community Healthcare Services, which is part of the NHS Kirklees health trust, told all district nurses they would have to transport clinical waste themselves.
A NEW clinic in Blyth run by district nurses has treated more than 1,500 patients since it opened at the beginning of the year.

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