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The lack of basic maths skills can be a major problem when it comes to nurses administering drugs to patients. Calculations are still a significant source of drug error.
On Thursday 6 March the President of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), local graduate nurses and union officers will gather at Dr. Steeven’s Hospital in Dublin to appeal for better pay above the current €22,000 (just over £18,000) starting salary (€6.49 an hour) for graduate nurses.
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When I heard the title of my postoperative nursing placement it did not excite me, to me “low dependency” suggested a slow area, but I was completely wrong.
Experiencing a difficult patient death on his last night shift as a student nurse helped James to shape the type of nurse he wants to be
Raising concerns: ‘Would I be willing to risk failing a placement to report a member of this close-knit team?’
Jayne looks back on her first placement and questions whether, if the need arose, she would feel able to speak out about poor care
SOS Student Ambassador, Caroline, reflects on the role universities play in teaching students the importance of questioning poor care
Student nurse, Megan, found communication between student and mentor is one of the most important elements of a good placement experience
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After the excitement of being offered a place on a nursing course has died down, you may be left wondering ‘What do I do now?’ Well, here’s your answer.
We go into the exam room, leave our bags, coats and scarves at the door and wander around the maze of tables to find the correct, alphabetically allocated chair. The time starts and papers are turned over.
This week's practice
Meningococcal disease is the leading cause of death from infection among children and young people in the UK, and it is difficult to recognise and treat
Although a common and usually self-limiting skin condition, impetigo needs to be treated effectively to prevent recurrence and the spread of infection
We speak Philip Keeley, director of undergraduate education at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at The University of Manchester.
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I’ve been thinking about how all the weird and mostly wonderful places I’ve worked are shaping the nurse I will become
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Nurse education research
A simulation of patient handovers in a safe environment can help student nurses to develop the skills and confidence needed to carry out this process effectively
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The first in a three-part series on electrocardiograms explores continual monitoring
How do you learn? Do you use your ears or your common sense? Find out …