Category: Nursing

Survival tips for night shift nursing

By Amy Williamson on 04/04/19
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Night shifts, often known as the graveyard shift, require you to be working away whilst the rest of the world slumbers. Providing high quality patient care, throughout the night when many of your patients will be sleeping. Whether you are on a patient specialling shift, or working with a number of patients across the ward, night shifts can be complex. How do you stay awake when the person, or people you are charged with monitoring, are fast asleep?

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What is patient specialling and how can you excel at it?

By Amy Williamson on 05/03/19
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Finding yourself in hospital can be a distressing and often frightening experience for patients. Despite the reassurance of a family, friends and a medical team there are those with more particular needs, such as those suffering from memory problems, who will be confused and disorientated during their stay.

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Compassion in care – Why it’s still the most important skill

By Amy Williamson on 12/02/19
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In today’s modern fast-paced world filled with technology, cost cutting and media reports on how overstretched the NHS is, it could be easy to assume that the compassionate care of patients has been pushed down the list of priorities. Some are even asking if it is a necessary skill. But, with the patient at the heart of all healthcare staff do, it is more important than ever that staff see them as people, not just numbers.

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Interview With a Staff Bank Doctor

By Amy Williamson on 11/02/19
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If you are passionate about high quality care and enjoy the experience of improving people’s lives, then there are a wide range of career opportunities available to you as a doctor. Doctors work in all areas of healthcare and cover a variety of roles including:

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Interview With a Bank Healthcare Assistant

By Amy Williamson on 11/02/19
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Healthcare assistants, also known as HCA’s, work in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals. Those working as HCA’s can also be known as nursing assistants, nursing auxiliaries or auxiliary nurses depending on the setting.
Although there are no set requirements to become a healthcare assistant, good levels of literacy and numeracy are expected.

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