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Nurse Educators

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Increasing recognition of childhood incontinence

Increasing recognition of childhood incontinence Subscription Required

A pilot project is training health professionals to recognise continence problems in children during routine appointments, to ensure they receive early intervention.

Patients can be shown how to improve their health during routine appointments

Building brief intervention into your everyday work Subscription Required

All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.

Principles of transmission-based precautions

Principles of transmission-based precautions Subscription Required

Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on patient isolation, in association with the Infection Prevention Society, which explores precautions to prevent infection spread.

CPR benefits must outweigh the risks

Discussing CPR near the end of life Subscription Required

Health professionals should help patients assess whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be attempted in the event of cardiorespiratory arrest.

Talking with patients about their desired end-of-life care will ensure a better death

Starting end-of-life conversations in hospital Subscription Required

Conversations about end-of-life care can be challenging, even for experienced nurses. The Conversation Project has improved staff skills in an acute setting.

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Calls for learning disability competency framework to strengthen training

Education leaders have called for a new competency framework to strengthen learning disability training for  all branches of student nurses, following concerns many staff working in health and social care settings have limited knowledge in this area.

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Exclusive: Electronic student placement assessments 'quicker, easier and cheaper'

For the first time this month, an entire cohort of undergraduate adult nursing students will be electronically assessed on their placement.

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Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Wiltshire trust to help fund HCAs while they train to become nurses

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is trying to encourage healthcare assistants to enrol on a nursing degree course by offering them part-time work while they train.

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NMC proposes dropping time limits for completing nurse training

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is considering the removal of time limits for the completion of education programmes for students.

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'E-learning' could help solve global shortage of nurses, says WHO report

Electronic learning could enable millions more students to train as nurses and doctors across the world, according to research carried out for the World Health Organization.

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'Does it really need to be so tough to become a nurse?'

'Does it really need to be so tough to become a nurse?' Subscription Required

I’m writing this from London, where I’m in the middle of my dream elective placement: a week in paediatric intensive care and a week at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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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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