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Patient Care in Community Practice by Robin Harman*


Many conditions are now treated in the home rather than in hospital. General practitioners, community pharmacists, and district nurses have all had to adjust to the increased demands that this places on the primary healthcare team. This is guide for the healthcare professional to the background and use of a diverse range of non-medical products and appliances suitable for use in the home. These products include stoma appliances, incontinence aids, trusses, graduated compression hosiery, wound management products, oxygen administration aids, inhalation therapy aids, dietary products for special needs, home parental nutrition, enteral nutrition and dialysis. The completely revised edition includes details of all the latest developments in the treatment and management of these conditions. It is intended to provide the background knowledge, and with it the confidence, that carers need to ensure that the quality of life is maximised.