Browsing Health and Social Care by Publisher "MA Healthcare"
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Care and consequences of perineal traumaThis article discusses the care and consequences of perineal trauma which affects the majority of women. It is clearly evident from the literature that failure to recognise the extent of trauma, incorrect repair and inadequate pain relief can lead to negative consequences in both the short and long term. Women complain of varying degrees of perineal pain and discomfort and pain relief is an important aspect of midwifery care. It would appear that a combination of systemic and localised treatments is necessary to achieve adequate pain relief which will meet individual women’s needs.
Workshops for community health professionals to enhance knowledge of respiratory infectionsThis article presents finding from a Knowledge Transfer funded project that was developed in partnership with Western Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Countess Of Chester Hospital Trust to enhance practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in children. The findings suggest that attendees were aware of the need to improve their knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of deteriorating children with LRTI. Feedback from attendees demonstrated that the workshop was well received and was useful in terms of updating and enhancing professionals’ knowledge and skills. The workshop team received the Journal of Health Visiting 2018 Award for Contribution to Health Visiting Education.