News and practice for nurse educators
After eliciting students’ views on what makes a good practice placement, one trust is now working to make sure students feel able to raise concerns.
Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.
Writing about nursing practice is a skill that can be learned, and benefits patients by spreading good practice. Joining a writing group can help nurses continue writing.
Skull fractures associated with intracranial injury are a leading cause of traumatic death in childhood. Children with head injuries should be monitored for signs of deterioration.
Student nurses must recognise the need to accurately complete patient documents and can learn from their mistakes through simulation and formative feedback.
An updated version of a nationally recognised guide to clinical nursing skills in the UK has been launched this month.
Mental health student nurses have been urged by leading academics and nurses to challenge conventional practice and take the lead in future research to develop new models of care and treatment.
The UK Independence Party would reintroduce state enrolled nurses to encourage more “home grown talent” in nursing, as part of a package of election pledges on the NHS.
A Plymouth University training programme for a new type of healthcare profession, called a physician associate, has welcomed its first students.
All NHS staff will now be required to undergo training in dementia so they have the “know-how and understanding” to provide the best possible care, the government has announced.
Health, social care and housing need to be higher up on the political agenda. Existing systems do not support what needs to happen on the ground to meet the changing needs of older people.
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