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South West

Registered Nurse


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Comments (4)

  • Comment on: Exclusive: Plastic spouted beakers 'infantilise' patients

    Teddy's comment 13 October, 2018 9:39 pm

    I have often thought plastic beakers were undignified. China would be nice but do not bear up to commercial dishwashers. I work with dementia clients . Drinking vessels often get mixed up , dropped , thrown etc . The spout could be shortened to enhance proper swallowing, perhaps weighting the base to avoid tipping. But a ‘nice’ decorated outer casing may be a cheaper alternative, looking like a normal cup
    With a lid ?

  • Comment on: Call for people with dementia to have GPS trackers ‘to save lives’

    Teddy's comment 6 April, 2018 3:35 pm

    I seem to remember that when this was last discussed , there was an out cry re treating people as criminals i.e being tagged. Lack of dignity etc. I thought it was a brilliant idea. One major concern - if a dementia sufferer can remove a complete plaster of Paris from their arm , push heavy furniture around, what device is proposed? Microchip?

  • Comment on: Why do health workers decline flu vaccination?

    Teddy's comment 13 January, 2018 6:12 pm

    I caught flu when I was in my thirties . I vowed never to feel so ill again . I wanted to die . I feel the jab comes with a duty of care. I also do not get paid in the private sector when off sick . Why not stop pay if nhs workers are off sick with flu? It may be a good incentive!

  • Comment on: 'Substantial drop off' in number of older nurses revalidating

    Teddy's comment 26 July, 2017 11:07 pm

    But surly regardless of age and job we should be keeping up with the latest developments.Nurses should be full of curiosity and researching for updates , doing the best for their patients! This is CPD as I have always understood it .Just document what you have looked up and reading around the subject is part of re validation?? I am 61 and never tire of learning about the latest research especially dementia which is a very demanding area of expertise. I also have poor health but nursing makes me feel valued.