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  • Comment on: Are we going back to the future on mixed-sex wards?

    B R's comment 26 February, 2016 1:16 am

    Anonymous 25/2@ 9.45pm, that should never ever happen. However, one of my concerns is the erosion of humanised expressions, so no wonder patients are not treated as such. One example, we have bed blockers - wooden blocks to raise furniture. Now, I see above, 'conveyor belt' a term used in industry (e.g. car manufacture), supermarkets, mostly referring to metal objects, commodities, and not forgetting the cuddly toy!

  • Comment on: A hands-on teaching aid for pressure ulcer prevention

    B R's comment 13 January, 2016 0:20 am

    30 deg tilt:
    "The traditional 90-degree lateral rotation of patients is no longer advocated as it can result in complete anoxia to weight-bearing areas and may contribute to pressure ulcer development."
    The 30 deg tilt has been around almost 30 years (28 to be exact), so why is 90 deg lateral rotation still regarded as 'traditional', I wonder.
    Ref:Preston K (1988) Positioning for comfort and pressure relief: The
    30º alternative. Care Sci Practice 4(6): 116–9

  • Comment on: Exclusive: New ‘associate nurse’ role set to be created

    B R's comment 1 December, 2015 0:59 am

    I don't think the existing role of AP or the proposed 'new' role of nurse associate equates with the EN role. ENs had more responsibility. Existing ENs in our Trust are band 5, and with on-going professional development (which is essential for all nurses) over time, are indistinguishable from the RN role. The drawback for them is any promotion, which seems unfair. However, with hindsight, I think they should have never got rid of the EN, but kept open opportunities for upgrading to RN and career progression.

  • Comment on: New guidance emphasises need for training in 'care after death'

    B R's comment 30 April, 2015 11:25 pm

    michael stone | 30-Apr-2015 10:47 am

    Good, and will be current and up to date.

  • Comment on: New guidance emphasises need for training in 'care after death'

    B R's comment 29 April, 2015 10:44 pm

    That's it now - finish!

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