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Featured article

The aged skin and skin tears

Over time the skin structure degenerates, leaving it more vulnerable to skin tears. Knowing how to minimise the risk of skin tears and how to manage them effectively are key skills for the practice nurse with wound care responsibilities

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Decision-making and mental capacity

A new NICE guideline aims to help practitioners to implement the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and to improve the quality of the decision-making support they provide. It applies to a range of decisions, including care, support and treatment, financial matters and day-to-day living, but recognises that practitioners may need to provide rapid assistance in emergencies

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Managing urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for 1–3% of all general practice consultations every year, and are the second most common clinical indication for empirical antimicrobial treatment. In a bid to overcome antimicrobial resistance, current advice is that in patients with only one or two mild symptoms, issuing self care advice, analgesia and a delayed antibiotic prescription may be appropriate.

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17 October 2018Vol 48 • Number 10

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