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!
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
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.
michael stone | 30-Apr-2015 10:47 am
Good, and will be current and up to date.
That's it now - finish!