district nurse


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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 Southern DHB is now piloting the technology with 16 of its district nurses.
Mr Ruffell answered: "We do feel district nurses are the best possible to co-ordinate, and deliver, this care.
We had a fantastic district nurse on set with us and actually the guy who did our props was an ex-nurse so there was information constantly available.
A district nurse has to cope with patients receiving a massive range of treatments and conditions, and lead a team of nurses who deliver that care.
Sue said: "Working as a district nurse can be immensely hard, dealing with patients with debilitating illnesses, or supporting families who have just suffered a loss.
The research identified future development opportunities, including promoting PHC-Ked hospital avoidance programmes, with support from DNS; increasing use of advanced district nurse roles; and greater use of district nurses' ability to co-ordinate care in the community.
A spokeswoman for the Betsi Cadwaladr health board, which is responsible for district nurses in North Wales said: "We are unable to comment on this case because investigations are ongoing".
Talk to the district nurse about the possibility of your mother-in-law being admitted to a care facility for a short while.
THOUSANDS of elderly people who need care at home risk being hospitalised because of a chronic lack of district nurses.
THESE intrepid district nurses are clocking up thousands of miles per year and making over 2,000 house calls a month, to ensure people in Northumberland and North Tyneside can access round-the-clock care.
District nurse Victoria Horsley, 36, of Benllech, Anglesey, is accused of having sex with the boy's older brother.

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