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Syringe pumps are a vital tool for administering medicine, especially in palliative care. However, nurses must have training before using them to ensure patient safety.
Effective teams need a shared purpose. Building teams requires a teaming strategy to ensure all members are clear about their role and the team’s purpose.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new code takes the first step in promoting online professionalism and appropriate behaviour in the use of social networking.
Nurses who understand the Muslim worldview and religious or cultural practices are better placed to provide person-centred care to Muslim patients without stereotyping.
A survey of staff in an emergency department unit explored whether they had the knowledge to recognise and manage patients presenting with tuberculosis.
Having facilitated more than a dozen Schwartz Rounds, I have come to realise that being a health professional is an extremely odd lifestyle choice.
Donna Wood gave up her Yuletide comforts to go and help fight the spread of Ebola
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.
We talk to Jackie Lynton, head of transformation at NHS Improving Quality, who has been a nurse for 33 years.
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Why is this article important?
The updated NMC Code comes into force this week. Our free article looks at the changes to the Code and how nurses and midwives are expected to use it.
After reading the article consider:
- How can you make the Code central to daily practice?
- How does the Code link to revalidation?
- How should nurses promote professionalism?
It seems the tide may be turning on the way older people are treated in the NHS, with the need to develop and improve this important area of care at last being acknowledged and acted on. There were two announcements this week that gave me hope that change is coming.