Issue : 16 November 2016
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Concerns have been raised over the forthcoming nursing associate role in England this week, with nursing leaders warning the proposals have been “rushed”, leaving insufficient time to consult on what those in the new position will be able to do and their standards of training.
Nursing staff should be advised by trusts not to extract insulin from the pen devices or cartridges commonly-used by patients with diabetes, due to the risk of “harm and death”.
Nursing staff shortages in care homes could get worse in the wake of Brexit adding to a looming “crisis” in the sector, a former minister has warned.
Nursing associates will be trained to administer drugs “within the confines of local employer policies”, it has been confirmed as the final version of the curriculum for those in the new role was published today – marking a change from a leaked version of the document that was heavily criticised.
Plans to “axe up to 60” health visitors in part of the East Midlands will “hit deprived families”, a union has warned today.
This booklet is about melanoma that has spread to the lymph nodes.
’The book explores pain management in which pain specialists will also fond useful in treating their patients.’
Medway Maritime Hospital has launched a s six-month trial of a new pathway, involving associated practitioners, to help improve survival rates for older patients who are admitted with fractured hips.
In Chester Court care home, entertainment is never an afterthought. Care assistant, Janet, tells us how she uses music to help residents express themselves and reach their potential socially.
As a valued member of the care home team, Jaydee takes every opportunity to develop her skills as a HCA and improve the care she is able to offer