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Nursing standard [journal]
- News digest September 17 2014. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Sep 17; 29(3):0.
A round-up of nursing and health stories from today's papers:
- Student life - In the right place. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Sep 17; 29(3):66.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council requires that nursing students undertake 2,300 hours of practical learning experience, but finding placements is easier said than done.
- Shrinking the agency bill. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Sep 17; 29(3):65.
NHS trusts have a long history of using agency nurses to maintain staffing levels and ensure patient safety. But some trusts' increasing reliance on agencies to fill staffing gaps is coming at a heavy cost.
- A success nurses can bank on. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Sep 17; 29(3):64-5.
When NHS Professionals (NHSP) was established in 2000, it changed recruitment in the health service almost overnight by offering trusts a cost-effective alternative to recruitment agencies for filling gaps in shift rosters at short notice.
- Notice board. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Sep 17; 29(3):64-5.
Courses, events, grants, and awards to progress your career.
- Sharps injury watch. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Sep 17; 29(3):63.
In my previous column for Nursing Standard (Vol 28, No 50), I highlighted the data gathered by the European Federation of Nurses (EFN) Report on the Implementation of Directive 2010/32/EU on the prevention of sharps injuries in the healthcare sector.
- Diabetes. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Sep 17; 29(3):61.
I found this CPD article interesting and I have increased my knowledge of blood glucose monitoring in patients with diabetes. It was surprising to read that approximately three million people in the UK are known to have diabetes, and there may be one million more people who have yet to be diagnosed.
- Subcutaneous injection technique: an evidence-based approach. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Sep 17; 29(3):53-8.
Injections are routinely administered by nurses in acute care settings and in the community. Nurses require a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, pharmacological principles and equipment, and potential risks to the patient of injections. Nurses should also take an active approach to patient assessment before injecting medicines. This article, the first of two, provides an evidence-based review of injection administration, with particular reference to subcutaneous injections, and suggests a framework for best practice.
- Healthcare lecturers' perceptions of spirituality in education. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Sep 17; 29(3):44-52.
Aim The aim of this research was to identify healthcare teaching staff's understanding of spirituality, how their understanding may shape teaching practice and how this may contribute to the documented issues around incorporating spirituality into patient assessment and care. Method A mixed-method, small-scale explorative online survey was used. Findings Several perceptions and practices were identified that led to a better understanding of the obstacles to teaching in this area. Suggestions were made about how to shape teaching spirituality to improve patients' experience and ensure spirituality is integrated more fully into assessment and care. Conclusion This study brought a better understanding of obstacles to integrating spirituality into teaching for healthcare lecturers and offered some ideas on how to best address these obstacles.
- Nursing students' reflections on the Francis report. [Journal Article]
- Nurs Stand 2014 Sep 17; 29(3):37-43.
This article explores nursing students' reflections on the criticisms of nursing highlighted in the Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry ( Francis 2013 ). Their reflections on the concerns identified in the report raise awareness of factors that are important in the delivery of compassionate patient-centred care. The media portrayal of nursing in the aftermath of the report and its implications for the nursing profession and nursing practice is considered, and the vital elements required to foster a culture of compassionate care within care environments are examined.