This week's Nursing Times
The 6Cs – the words selected by Jane Cummings, the chief nursing officer for England, to articulate nurses’ values in response to a spate of care scandals – seem to divide the profession as much as unified it.
A complex network of partnerships between higher education institutions and healthcare personnel ensures that student nurses are placed with appropriately qualified mentors in approved clinical learning environments during the practical component of their course.
The Advanced Training Practice Scheme is boosting the number of nurses pursuing a career in practice nursing in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.
Tuberculosis is now a significant public health issue, and nurses need to know its signs and symptoms and which groups at increased risk of infection.
A survey of staff in an emergency department unit explored whether they had the knowledge to recognise and manage patients presenting with tuberculosis.
In the news this week...
Macrolides antibiotics, currently considered safe during pregnancy, may carry a small risk of neurological damage and so should be reviewed by regulators, according to UK researchers.
Operating department practitioners and a range of other healthcare professions face having to pay higher registration fees, potentially paving the way for a similar move for nurses and midwives.
Baroness Julia Cumberlege is to lead the major review of maternity services that is intended to “modernise” care for women and babies, NHS England has announced.
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It has been clear for some time just how much potential social media sites, blogs and online forums have for supporting conversation and sharing opinions, but the dilemma of whether to remain anonymous when participating is still one that faces many people who would otherwise get involved without hesitation.
We talk to Professor Paul Fish, director of nursing at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and visiting professor of nursing leadership at London South Bank University, who qualified as a nurse 15 years ago.
’ It can be read from cover to cover but provides useful chapters to dip back into at a later day or if requiring a therapeutic pick-me-up.’