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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. 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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            [article_title] => Assessing and managing surgical wound dehiscence in primary care
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Surgical wound dehiscence develops when the edges of a surgical incision separate along the suture line due to infection or suboptimal healing, leading to an open wound. Surgical wound dehiscence can have a significant impact on the patientís quality of life, increases the demands on healthcare professionalsí time and is costly to the health economy. Over 50% of patients with surgical wound dehiscence are managed in the community and treating these types of wounds is challenging. General practice nurses (GPNs) need to be aware of those patients that are more likely to present with surgical wound dehiscence and take a preventative approach, as well as understanding the principles of best practice for assessment and management when caring for this group of patients.

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In December 2018, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new guidelines on the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in over 16s, which have subsequently been updated in July 2019 (NICE, 2019). Here, Jaqui Walker, advanced nurse practitioner/general practice nurse, Stirling, looks at what the 2019 changes are, how they are influencing practice, and gives handy tips on how to implement the key changes.

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Assessing and managing surgical wound dehiscence in primary care

Assessing and managing surgical wound dehiscence in primary care

Surgical wound dehiscence develops when the edges of a surgical incision separate along the suture line due to infection or suboptimal healing, leading to an open wound. Surgical wound dehiscence can have a significant impact on the patientís quality of life, increases the demands on healthcare prof

Implementing latest NICE COPD guidelines

Implementing latest NICE COPD guidelines

In December 2018, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new guidelines on the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in over 16s, which have subsequently been updated in July 2019 (NICE, 2019). Here, Jaqui Walker, advanced nurse prac

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