The editors and contributors highlight key challenges in Australian community nursing practice, including the reality of the community care environment and the potential boundaries. Insight is provided into practice issues including informed consent, clinical governance, risk and incident management, infection control, disaster response; assessment and documentation practices, manual handling, clinical competency and client education.
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1 Approaches to community nursing care 1Antonia van Loon
2 Clinical governance 20Anne Maddock
3 Informed consent 33Elizabeth Crock
4 Assessment 52Lisa Turner, Julianne Siggins and Stephen Harding
5 Incident management and mandatory reporting 76Anne Maddock and Katherine Trowbridge
6 Community infection control and prevention practice 94Ramon Shaban and Belinda Henderson
7 Disaster planning and management 109Paul Arbon
8 Care of people with chronic conditions 128Debbie Kralik
9 Mental health 149Janette Curtis, Yvonne White and Jennifer Harland
10 Addiction and homelessness 166Janette Curtis, Jennifer Harland and Yvonne White
11 Continence 184Norah Bostock and Carolyn Roe
12 Diabetes care 215Jane Giles, Kate Visentin and Pauline Hill
13 Vascular access device management in the community 240Lisa Turner
14 Child and maternal health 260Gay Edgecombe, Creina Mitchell and Irene Ellis
15 Medication support 291Katherine Trowbridge
16 Nutritional support 312Elaine Tooke and Scott King
17 Caring for older people 337Megan O Donnell, Rhonda Nay and Margaret Winbolt
18 Palliative care 362Cathy Bennett and Dianne Roughton
19 Personal care 396Scott King and Elaine Tooke
20 Stoma care 416Carmen George
21 Wound management 436Sue Templeton
22 Systemic reactions and anaphylaxis 461Deryn Thompson, Kate Visentin and Colleen Smith
23 New and emerging technologies 479Moya Conrick
Debbie Kralik is Director of Research, Royal District Nursing Service, South Australia.
Katherine Trowbridge is Research Associate, Royal District Nursing Service, South Australia.
Judy Smith is Executive Director of Nursing and Client Services, Royal District Nursing Service, South Australia.