No mention of Nursing Homes then, Nurses formally employed in the old Geriatric wards were the core staff for all new Nursing Homes for the last 30 years, inspected, monitored and advised by The team of Nurses employed by the Local Area Health Authorities (now the CQC), the CQC has had a Nurse in charge for the last 5 years who is now the Chief Exec. of the NMC. Surely they deserve a mention ,with all this experienced teams and advisors.
You do not say where you received your training, I cannot imagine why you were left on your own in this situation , you are completely correct in saying that a good mentor is invaluable .
Nursing Homes are places which deliver Palliative care to numerous patients on a daily basis under total control of Qualified and experienced Nurses , maybe they could be involved with this training scheme.?
After the recent cases of North Staffs and Gosport I can understand why NHS England has taken the lead in this matter as it is now obvious they have serious problems to deal with.
But, as usual, the establishment seems to have little communications with the Care Homes Sector which , as we all know is often in the media for comparatively minor infringements of Safeguarding.
Not quite the same in the Nursing Home Sector Nurse Manager fined for not predicting Fire Doors with push bars are a Safety Hazard fined for £20K and struck off .Care Home Props. fined £1.5 million pounds and subsequently closed down through bankruptcy .
Lets see what happens at Glosthorpe Hospital approx 600 people died (prematurely)
Surely training is carried out by Unison members , maybe Unison needs to have a word with their members, LACK OF COMMS
General lack of respect out there, moral standards have declined since materialism has taken over.
Nurses nowadays have to deal with so much technical info AI is the only way forward.
This situation is not new and has considerably worsened since the NHS and the Local Authorities have begun collaborating, we have questioned the sense or reason behind this on several occasions without getting any sensible answers.
Both Authorities are pleading poverty all the times and yet continue this sort of blatantly inefficient system which is causing untold problems for everyone concerned.
I have been advocating that the Nurses in the Private Sector stand up for themselves for years and I must say that ,recently they have responded to this call by being involved more in this Journal .