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NMC under fire for lack of support on swine flu surge


I must say I agree...I am a specialist oncology nurse, I am confident administering complex chemotherapy, I would not be happy being moved to an Intensive Care unit for example and looking after a patient on a ventilator-of which I have never had any experience or training! Surely Nurse leaders must realise this or do they think we are 'Jacks of all trades'? This is a typical outdated old fashoned view on what nurses do and shows no consideration for the fact that we are practitioners in our chosen field of speciality and have developed competence in that area-we cannot be expected to provide competent care in all areas at the whim of nurse managers and I would have serious concerns were this to happen.

Posted date

7 October, 2009

Posted time

12:27 pm