Exactly ! just the point I was making, the Nurse was also the the Registered Manager at the Home. why was she not supported by NMC as you say by the way the Local Fire Brigade responsible for issuing the Fire Certificate for the Building wasn't even approached.
For years now Nursing Homes have helped the NHS to cope with winter , why are there empty beds in Nursing Homes around the Country.The NHS run a web site showing Nursing Homes around the Country, why can't the Ward staff refer to this site ??
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.