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Journals and supplements

Journal of General Practice Nursing (GPN)

Journal of General Practice Nursing (GPN)

The Journal of General Practice Nursing is published quarterly in association with Education for Health. The journal provides up-to-the-minute features and expert clinical guidance on how general practice nurses (GPNs) can take a proactive approach to working with other members of the primary care team. With its detailed analysis and comment from leading nursing figures, it also offers clinical education to help challenge and develop practice.
Care Today

Care Today

The Care Today series of annual journals cover specific areas of care vital for your day-to-day practice, including Wound Care Today, Skin Care Today and Respiratory Care Today. Their easy-to-read style combines education and practical tips that focus on issues central to good patient care.

Supplements and other resources

Supplements and other resources

To help you in your day-to-day practice, JCN and GPN regularly produces supplements to provide education in key areas of clinical practice.

This currently includes 'Wound care in the community' and 'Challenging your practice: venous leg ulcers', as well as 'Evaluation of a dynamic mattress replacement system within a community setting'.

Posters

Posters

Here is a list of all of the current Posters available on the site. Click on the link to download.

Recent journal articles

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Bronchiectasis, formally known as non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, is the dilation of the small airways resulting in persistent cough, sputum production and recurrent chest infection, and develops as a result of insult and damage to the airways. The disease is more common in women than men and has an increasing incidence and prevalence. Early recognition of the signs and symptoms of bronchiectasis will support prompt investigations and management to reduce disease progression. This article gives an overview of bronchiectasis, its causes, treatment and management. It also discusses the role of general practice nurses (GPNs) in identifying and treating patients with the condition.

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Skin tears are a common type of tissue injury, which often go unrecognised and misdiagnosed. Furthermore, classification and documentation of skin is often poor, resulting in chronic wounds with associated adverse patient outcomes. The International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) recently updated the International Best Practice Guidelines and definition of a skin tear based on emerging evidence and expert discussion and consensus. This article presents a discussion of the epidemiology, risk factors and causes of skin tears. In addition, the most recent best practice recommendations for the prevention, assessment, and management of skin tears is summarised.

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Bronchiectasis: recognising symptoms and management in general practice

Bronchiectasis: recognising symptoms and management in general practice

Bronchiectasis, formally known as non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, is the dilation of the small airways resulting in persistent cough, sputum production and recurrent chest infection, and develops as a result of insult and damage to the airways. The disease is more common in women than men and ha

Skin tears: a case-based and practical overview of prevention, assessment and management

Skin tears: a case-based and practical overview of prevention, assessment and management

Skin tears are a common type of tissue injury, which often go unrecognised and misdiagnosed. Furthermore, classification and documentation of skin is often poor, resulting in chronic wounds with associated adverse patient outcomes. The International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) recently updated

Thinking of writing for GPN?

If you would like to write for the Journal of General Practice Nursing, please contact Binkie: Binkie@jcn.co.uk