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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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Exudate is produced as part of the inflammatory phase of wound healing and assists the healing process by providing essential nutrients to the wound, promoting moist wound healing and naturally debriding the wound bed. However, exudate can also be detrimental to the healing process and managing excessive exudate in clinical practice is often challenging. The key to managing exudate is accurate assessment and identifying the underlying cause of excessive production. Accurate diagnosis and assessment will assist general practice nurses (GPNs) in selecting appropriate treatment options and strategies that can help in managing exudate efficiently. This article discusses what exudate is and its function in wound healing. It also explores the causes of excessive exudate production and what GPNs can do to manage high volumes to prevent skin damage and improve patient quality of life.

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Welcome to this latest issue of GPN. We are delighted to share the latest news in the world of Education for Health, and present opportunities for you to get involved with us as a student or partner. We have dedicated this issue to two key guideline updates and news about our new MSc offering and, as always, we hope that you enjoy this issue of the journal and our news update.

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Understanding the exudate factor: assessment and management

Understanding the exudate factor: assessment and management

Exudate is produced as part of the inflammatory phase of wound healing and assists the healing process by providing essential nutrients to the wound, promoting moist wound healing and naturally debriding the wound bed. However, exudate can also be detrimental to the healing process and managing exce

Understanding new guidelines, or starting a postgraduate programme…

Understanding new guidelines, or starting a postgraduate programme…

Welcome to this latest issue of GPN. We are delighted to share the latest news in the world of Education for Health, and present opportunities for you to get involved with us as a student or partner. We have dedicated this issue to two key guideline updates and news about our new MSc offering and, a

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