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I spent a day last week experiencing the adult student nurse programme at City University in London. The student nurses on that programme will be spending time on placement on the same wards that I trained on 35 years ago. Without a doubt I know who is getting a better deal – the patients now.
During the hours when most of us are asleep, in hospitals and care homes across the country, night nurses are striving to ensure the care and recovery of patients.
New Year is traditionally a time when we evaluate our lives and make resolutions to change or improve things. To reflect on the past year and make a fresh start for the one coming.
Nurses are in the best position to observe if a patient has a reaction or a suspected reaction to a medicine they are taking. The good news is that more and more nurses are filling out Yellow Cards – more than hospital doctors but not as many as GPs.
Pets are an increasingly important part of our lives and especially so for many older people. For some, their dog is the most important being in their lives with a strong attachment bond that gives them companionship and helps to get them through tough times. For those who have few friends and family they can be almost like next of kin.
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Hi The engraving sounds a good idea. Unfortunately engraving would not have helped my mother's lost dentures. She was in hospital for many weeks and one day I visited to find the dentures were not in her mouth nor in the pot. The staff to their credit took the missing dentures hunt very seriously and after a through search of the linen skips they were found. They must have fallen out when she was asleep. My sister and I always cleaned them when we visited -- I didn't feel it was something that was done regularly. It's not a very nice task!
Comment on: A dog could be someone's only friend
Hi Glad you agree with the content. With our opinion/blog section with do sometimes use lighter more entertaining headlines to give some variety. Our site offers a range of content --we would not use such a headline for our straightforward clinical/practice content. I have put on inverted commas so it's clearer. I hope our readers enjoy the blog.
Comment on: Meet your new Student Nursing Times editors
Welcome to Nursing Times. You all sound really interesting -- I am looking forward to hearing more about your experiences and reflections during the year.
Comment on: Is interdisciplinary the new multidisciplinary?
I was going to call it 'Is interdisciplinary the new black?' Glad I didn't now -- enjoying the comments too much
Comment on: Let's nap on nights: but not in the bath
Yes research does show a negative impact on health from shift work but perhaps napping may help in some way to mitigate against that effect. Whoops yes you are right -- have got my spring forward and fall back etc mixed up. Thanks, have changed it now.