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There are critical differences between the two most commonly used syringe pumps

Safe practice in syringe pump management Subscription Required

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.

More nurses must be recruited to practice nursing to alleviate the workforce crisis

A scheme to increase practice nurse numbers Subscription Required

The Advanced Training Practice Scheme is boosting the number of nurses pursuing a career in practice nursing in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

Policy Plus - Partnership work in mentorship for students: facilitators and constraints

Policy Plus - Partnership work in mentorship for students: facilitators and constraints Subscription Required

A complex network of partnerships between higher education institutions and healthcare personnel ensures that student nurses are placed with appropriately qualified mentors in approved clinical learning environments during the practical component of their course.

Volunteers who help out at mealtimes can improve patients nutritional intake

Benefit of using volunteers for mealtime assistance Subscription Required

With poor nutrition all too common, the involvement of mealtime volunteers on a ward caring for older people has led to positive outcomes for patients, staff and volunteers.

Applying the correct procedures when caring for wounds is key to reducing HCAIs

Standardising aseptic technique to avoid HCAIs Subscription Required

Standardised aseptic technique training has improved nurses’ ability to prevent healthcare-associated infections in one hospital and led to better awareness of AT.

Camilla Cavendish

Make care certificate compulsory for HCAs, says Cavendish

New training standards for healthcare assistants should be made mandatory as a step towards “inevitable” full registration of the care workforce, according to the author of a major review.

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CNOs past and present praise current crop of nursing students

The current chief nursing officer for England and her immediate predecessor have been passing on their passion for the profession to a group of student nurses.

Exclusive: Health visitor training hit by target-driven concerns

The government’s ambitious target for recruiting more health visitors has driven the training and mentor system close to breaking point, practice teachers have warned.

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NHS staff should be trained to advise patients to take exercise

NHS staff should be 'trained to advise patients to take exercise'

Health professionals such as nurses need to spend more time highlighting the benefits of exercise in promoting all-round health and wellbeing, according to an influential group of MPs.

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Plymouth University

UK researchers aim to train nurses to be ‘more green’

A Europe-wide initiative to provide nurses with education and professional development on sustainability issues has been launched by a team led by Plymouth University.

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'ICU can be a great choice for new graduates'

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.

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Well-facilitated workplace learning can significantly improve individual and team effectiveness

Skills to ensure success in mentoring and other workplace learning approaches Subscription Required

Workplace learning can be supported using various approaches but for this to be effective it is crucial that those supporting learners have the right skills  

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