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This month's learning champion: Anita Irvine, Colten Care

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Care home manager, Anita Irvine, has made good use of the subscription to Nursing Times that her employer bought her and her colleagues

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Name: Anita Irvine

Job title: Home manager

Place of work: Linden House – Dedicated Dementia Home, Colten Care

Which was your favourite unit?
Dementia, delirium and depression.

Which unit are you planning to do next?
End of life care.

Why did you choose NT learning?
My employer (Colten Care) is a very progressive and supportive organisation, and they pay for all their registered nurses to have a susbcription to Nursing Times.

How has NT Learning helped you with your professional development?
Nursing Times has helped me focus my own learning needs. It has subjects which are of interest to me professionally and helpd me build evidence for revalidation.

Do you think that undertaking a learning unit makes you safer to care?
Yes I do, as it helps keep my knowledge current and up-to-date.

What other areas of NT do you benefit from?
The clinical archive – I use this to support evidence based practice.

How has NT Learning helped you prepare for revalidation?
I now have a revalidation portfolio, with training recorded, and a place where I can keep a record of my reflective practice.

Would you recommend NT learning to your colleagues?
Definitely. It is a very useful resource for registered nurses. I was recently ill and completed some modules while in a hospital bed to keep my mind occupied. It was useful that NT saved my progress as I went along so that I could complete a bit at a time and more a few days later. 

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