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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 Minister requested we provide an indication of the key elements district nursing services needed to function effectively.
Fundamental to NZNO's option would be a commitment from the DHB to allow flexible district nursing contracting and resourcing.
As an entrant to district nursing you will already be a qualified and experienced nurse.
Other colleagues commented that nothing was too much trouble for O'Leary, that she was an inspirational nurse and passionate about district nursing.
Other plenary speakers included external relations manager with the Royal District Nursing Service in Victoria, Australia, Mark Smith, who spoke on the Australian nursing experience and the lack of voice nurses working in the community had.
They shall be sadly missed but have left us very enthused with their passion for district nursing.
DRESSED UP - Gill Garrett in traditional nurse attire from 1880 to celebrate 150 years of district nursing
Before her work in nurse education, Donna worked for Capital and Coast District Health Board in the Community Health District Nursing Services as a district nurse and in Leadership roles.
The board has endorsed the district nurses' section policy framework for a quality district nursing service.
A COLLECTION of contemporary and archive photographs and poems celebrating the 150th anniversary of district nursing is now on display at a Tyneside university.
I could see it was a rote I could flit but I loved the clinical side of district nursing and the new rote meant moving away from that, and more to helping people negotiate a pathway from diagnosis through treatment.
It is more than a century since the start of district nursing in the UK and health professionals gathered to mark the special occasion.

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