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Nurses offered help to build strong case for training

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An eight-point plan designed to help nurses make a watertight case for their post-registration training needs is to be launched by an education charity.

The Education for Health (EfH) plan will help nurses of all disciplines draw up a case for training, which the charity hopes managers will find difficult to ignore.

Presented as a business case, the plan shows nurses how to map national and local trends, Department of Health policy, clinical guidance and government targets against their chosen course and show why it would benefit their area of work.

There is also a section for nurses to outline the cost of training and to estimate the money which could be saved by improving their skills.

The charity produced the document in response to a survey it carried out, which found one in five practice nurses carrying out asthma diagnosis had not received relevant accredited training, as reported by NT last October.

The plan can be downloaded here.

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  • I strongly agree that the availability of post basic nurse training is totally unacceptable and a strategy needs to be arranged so that nurses can feel secure that their post basic training is, at regular intervals, updated to the standards required of them to perform their roles safely and efficiently.

    A major concern is the finance required to fund these courses and of course the available time to partake in what may appear an indulgent interlude away from patient care.

    Nurses may feel guilty to stand up and insist that these basic rights to evolve as competent practitioners are met. But with very good preparation and research it can be acheived probably with more ease than first thought.

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