As an Agency Nurse Handovers are the key to a successful Shift. We need to make sure that we have gathered all information regarding the patients. Receiving a handover over from a Nurse stating ‘Settled night’ is not a handover. We need to make sure we know who have catheters, peg feeds, Syringe Drivers, or who has diabetes or Parkinson’s … Read More
As Nurses we are always putting our patients and our families first. We need to also think about ourselves! So here’s just ten top tips to keep your heart healthier: Quit smoking now. Twelve months after quitting, your increased risk of dying from heart disease will be half that of a continuing smoker. Improve your diet. Include wholegrain cereals, legumes, fruits, vegetables, … Read More
All the stands have been packed away but there was still time for some heated debates in the main hall. Most surprisingly from the resolution put forward for the RCN not to support the wearing of cycle helmets in becoming law. After much discussion, polite disagreement and the youngest (and arguable cutest) attendee taking the stand with his mum, it … Read More
Another action packed day here at Congress… In summary: A letter from Theresa May, apologising for not being able to attend and advising Congress on how highly she regards the Nursing Profession, did not go down well with the majority of members in the main hall. There were heated debates on whether Emergency Departments should be able to say “No” … Read More
WOW! Monday at #RCN17 Congress has been an eventful one. We voted on a number of diverse resolutions, including a call to support members with Dementia to continue nursing and a resolution condemning the UK Governments failure to deliver “parity of esteem” – both resolutions of which were voted overwhelmingly in favour of. Congress also welcomed and heard from the … Read More
This morning’s post has brought my RCN Congress voting pack. Now I’m all ready to vote on the issues that affect all Nurses, especially our own! Hopefully I will see you there. Amelia x #votingforchange
The times are constantly changing, bringing with them new rules and regulations regarding how us Nurses do things… Check out these examples of old school nursing skills! Did you practice any of these skills? Comment and let us know!