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Inspirational day and an Amazon voucher

Inspirational day and an Amazon voucher

Lottie Swain, our Amazon voucher winner from the Exeter JCN/GPN study day, spoke to us about the event: ‘I found the wound management day at Exeter Racecourse very educational.

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Education for Health celebrates its 30th anniversary

Education for Health celebrates its 30th anniversary

Education for Health is celebrating 30 years of improving the lives of people with long-term conditions.

The education charity will mark this important milestone by sharing the stories of 30 people involved in its success on its website and social media channels — one each day in June.

It is also offering healthcare professionals the opportunity to apply for 30th anniversary bursaries and to attend a number of its workshops for just £30.

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Recent journal articles

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            [article_title] => Eczema and the influence of environmental factors
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Emollients
Temperature
Humidity
Infection
            [article_abstract] => Atopic eczema is becoming more prevalent across all age groups. It is a condition that occurs in childhood and can resurface
or develop for the first time in later life in those who may/may not have previously had asthma or hayfever. Other forms
of eczema, such as asteatotic eczema (where the skin is abnormally dry) and varicose eczema (which affects the lower
limbs and is common alongside varicose veins), often develop in older people, while irritant or allergic contact dermatitis
can develop as a result of occupational activities or hobbies which involve contact with disinfectants or petroleum products.
Management of atopic eczema involves leave-on topical creams in mild cases, to the use of systemic immunosuppressive
medication in severe cases. However, understanding environmental factors and physiological changes that can occur in
atopic eczema, and which can affect the severity of the condition, can assist general practice nurses (GPNs) to eliminate or
reduce patients’ exposure, thus improving the control of the condition and reducing the risk of exacerbations.
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            [journal_year] => 2018
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            [article_title] => Improving shingles vaccination uptake
            [article_keywords] => Shingles
Vaccine
Immunisation
Uptake
Prostherpetic neuralgia
            [article_abstract] => 

Shingles is a painful and debilitating disease which disproportionately affects older adults. Despite an effective vaccine, the use of which has reduced cases of shingles and the subsequent complication of postherpetic neuralgia, many eligible older adults are not receiving the vaccine. Uptake is lower than would be hoped for and has declined each year since the programme was introduced in 2013. This year, efforts are being made to reinvigorate interest in the vaccination programme and to provide supporting literature and information. General practice nurses (GPNs) are instrumental in advising patients about vaccination and will deliver the majority of vaccines. This article provides an overview of the disease, its cause, the role of immunity, risk and incidence, disease course, treatment, prevention and how to improve uptake by employing best practice initiatives. GPNs can use this information to advocate shingle vaccination and improve uptake and protection for the vulnerable older adults in the population.

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Eczema and the influence of environmental factors

Eczema and the influence of environmental factors

pic eczema is becoming more prevalent across all age groups. It is a condition that occurs in childhood and can resurface or develop for the first time in later life in those who may/may not have previously had asthma or hayfever. Other forms of eczema, such as asteatotic eczema (where the skin is

Improving shingles vaccination uptake

Improving shingles vaccination uptake

Shingles is a painful and debilitating disease which disproportionately affects older adults. Despite an effective vaccine, the use of which has reduced cases of shingles and the subsequent complication of postherpetic neuralgia, many eligible older adults are not receiving the vaccine. Uptake is lo

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