30 years RN experience: ICU/PICU/NICU/CCU, medical/surgical, mother/baby, clinic care, home health, health education, staff education and development, student mentoring and tutoring.
Here all the way from California to say "BRILLANT". Shame the NHS Trust people can't see it- I understand about not faffing around on company time with Youtube et alia- but it really is brilliant. *applauds*
Brilliant. The basics are the basics because without them, nothing else works. From way over here in California, bravo. Janet M. Patterson, RN, BSN
I know that nursing is quite different in many ways in the UK from the US. That said, some things are very similar, and one is that we don't speak up for ourselves in the reasoned and well-supported way that makes clear what we do, and why it's important to the nation's health. From Silence to Voice by Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon [ http://www.silencetovoice.com/ ] speaks to these issues in the US context. I'm interested to speak with nurses in UK about your experiences. (Am posting here because I currently work in Home Care, but have worked in hospital, and in clinic and public health as well, in the past.) Janet M. Patterson RN, BSN, California (Visitor to UK the last several summers)