Student nurses must recognise the need to accurately complete patient documents and can learn from their mistakes through simulation and formative feedback.
Frequency volume charts provide an objective measure of bladder function, which is essential to support the correct diagnosis and treatment of urological problems.
A trust introduced e-rostering to ensure fairer, safer shifts for staff and to improve care
New technology in practice
Continence problems can limit the lives of young people with spina bifida. A nurse-led telehealth clinic used Skype for remote discussions to develop their independence
Early, accurate assessment of stroke is essential if patients are to receive timely, effective treatment. Telemedicine can provide rapid access to expert assessment
Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on patient isolation, in association with the Infection Prevention Society, which explores precautions to prevent infection spread.
A new framework for post-registration professional development in Wales aims to ensure nurses’ training needs are identified at a personal and strategic level
Massive open online courses were developed to offer universal free access to high-quality higher education, and may offer new opportunities in nurse education
A lack of study leave can prevent nurses who hold diplomas from attaining graduate status. Online learning can provide professional development after registration
Nurse educators sometimes appear reluctant to use e-learning, and question whether it is appropriate for pre-registration nurse education for a number of reasons
With the pace of technological developments ever increasing and people becoming more aware of the possibilities this offers, there is greater expectation and demand from patients for us to use technology to deliver higher standards of care and support.
The term “nursing informatics” is often used and misused in healthcare, Anne Cooper from NHS England explains what it really means and how it affects each and every one of you
Social media pioneers
Last month, I wrote in defence of social media, talking about how nurses can embrace the positives and avoid the negatives. But what about people who engage with healthcare in a non-professional capacity - that is, the service users and their carers?