All posts from: October 2011
The media storm following publication of the latest CQC report on hospital care of older people has abated has left health professionals – and particularly nurses – feeling bruised and battered.
She described this as her survival technique on a ward where she knew she couldn’t be in three places at once. “When I realised I no longer felt their pain, I knew it was time to leave” she said.
There are countless pressures and incidents that require your patience throughout the nursing shift.
We have many problems and they all need to be addressed if we want to get nursing back on track. I don’t claim to be an expert but I have pulled together my top 10 suggestions. Please change, adapt, disagree as you see fit - I can take it. But let’s have a clinically focused conversation about what really matters to nurses and their patients. So, with a deep breath and in no particular order:My top 10Wards should have staffing levels and skill ...