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Nursing standard [journal]
- Student life - Primary experience. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2013 Dec 4; 28(14):66.
The increasing emphasis on providing care and treatment in primary and community settings means that nursing students will spend more time there than they have in the past.
- On the move. [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
- Nurs Stand 2013 Dec 4; 28(14):64.
Promotions / new appointments.
- Providing an extra strand of support. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2013 Dec 4; 28(14):64-5.
The concept of formal supervision to help nurses cope with the emotional toll of their jobs has been supported by the government in the wake of the public inquiry into failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
- Notice board. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2013 Dec 4; 28(14):64-5.
Courses, events, grants, and awards to progress your career.
- Ready, steady, go for it. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2013 Dec 4; 28(14):63.
'Try to do at least four times more preparation than you think is enough,' says career strategist John Lees, author of How to Get a Job You'll Love.
- Atrial fibrillation. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2013 Dec 4; 28(14):60.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a supraventricular arrhythmia. AF is common, occurs mostly in older people, and is often associated with cardiovascular conditions.
- Successful preceptorship of newly qualified nurses. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2013 Dec 4; 28(14):51-6.
There is widespread recognition that many newly qualified nurses find it difficult to make the transition from completing their university course to taking up their first registered nurse post. Preceptorship programmes during the first year of registered nurse practice have been recommended by the Department of Health. Preceptors have an important role in ensuring successful transition of the newly qualified nurse; however they also require practical guidance on how best to support the nurse. This article identifies aspects that need to be considered when guiding a registered nurse colleague rather than a student. Preceptorship concerns four main areas: orientation to patients and services provided locally, real-time clinical reasoning, skill review and refinement, and socialisation within the healthcare team. The article will explore each of these areas.
- Diagnosis and management of patients with Bell's palsy. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2013 Dec 4; 28(14):44-9.
Bell's palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) is the most common cause of acute unilateral facial nerve paralysis. Although it is usually a self-limiting condition, it can be distressing for the patient. Many people who experience one-sided facial paralysis fear that it is a symptom of stroke. However, there are subtle differences between Bell's palsy and stroke. This article discusses potential causes of the condition and identifies the differences between Bell's palsy and stroke. In addition, appropriate strategies for the care of patients with the condition are suggested. Management includes antiviral medication, corticosteroid therapy, eye care, botulinum toxin type A injection, physiotherapy, surgery and acupuncture. Psychological and emotional care of these patients is also important because any facial disability caused by facial nerve paralysis can result in anxiety and stress.
- Genetics: examining your competency of practice on a regular basis. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2013 Dec 4; 28(14):37-43.
This is the seventh article in a series examining how nurses can develop confidence and competence in genetics and genomics health care. This article focuses on identifying the nurse's awareness of genetic and genomic issues and the effect this has on his or her practice. It considers the importance of reflection in recognising these issues as well as areas where professional development in genetics and genomics may be beneficial.
- Zero-hours contracts lead to gross exploitation of workers. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2013 Dec 4; 28(14):35.
Peter Cheese (Letters September 18) says zero-hours contracts can work for employers and employees. As chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, he claims that zero-hours contracts have been 'unfairly demonised'.