In the hotseat ...
Giving staff role clarity will help to will bring improvements to patient care, says Brendan Brown
60 seconds with ...
60 seconds with...Jacqueline O'Brien, staff nurse at University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust
We talk to Jacqueline O’Brien, staff nurse at University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust, caremaker and chair of the Student Quality Ambassador scheme, who qualified in September 2013.
Joy Dyer has seen many changes in both healthcare and the matron’s role over the past 30 years in the independent sector
‘While this book focuses on the work of a nurse educator with incivility and creating a culture of civility, anyone who works within the healthcare setting and interacts with patients would benefit from reading this book. ’
Don’t use excuses for lack of progress. Learn process skills to ensure you get things done
Opinion and blogs
Suggesting we haven’t money to pay healthcare workers when we’re still bailing out banks that are ripping people off is laughable.
How tired are you? On a scale of 1-10 where 10 is “I’m not tired at all - in fact I could jog to work, do a double shift, get home, feed the kids, polish the dog then jog out to my second job at Pete’s All-Night Car Wash and Curtain Repair Shop where I am in charge of ironing the drapes and colour coding the sponges.” And 1 involves a little bit of dribble slipping down your chin as you choose not to answer stupid questions in a magazine.
Image of Nursing
Only the most ardent retro fan would seriously entertain a return to the days of the nursing cap.
The big question
The big question: does healthcare rely too heavily on assessment tools and not enough on clinical judgement?
A recent study found pressure ulcers in intensive care patients may have been either over- or undertreated because a widely used tool may not be sensitive enough for critical care.
We asked nurses how they felt about the potential reintroduce of nursing badges
Poll of the Week
June Clark pays tribute to Dora Frost, one of the most commited activists the RCN ever had.