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Joined Sep 7, '06. XB9S is a Registered nurse. She has '22' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Advanced Practice, surgery'. Posts: 8,648 (25% Liked) Likes: 3,935

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  • 4:19 pm

    I'm not sure Grumpy is harassing your posts but merely pointing out some polite etiquette.

    It may be helpful if you share with us a little of your background, where you are working, why you need a preceptor.

    Your unlikely to get any takers with your first request. I would want more information in order to see what support you need.

  • Feb 19

    I'm not sure Grumpy is harassing your posts but merely pointing out some polite etiquette.

    It may be helpful if you share with us a little of your background, where you are working, why you need a preceptor.

    Your unlikely to get any takers with your first request. I would want more information in order to see what support you need.

  • Feb 16

    We have done loads of work in reducing pressure damage using a quality improvement methodology and increasing scrutiny of every incidence of damage. We have a panel including a senior nurse, medic, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and members of the nursing team responsible for providing the care. We look at documentation, appropriately implemented plan of care to determine if the damage is avoidable this is then followed up with an action plan and education.

    We have reduced our damage from over 30 incidence in the first year to just 4 this year for the whole hospital (three years on) we focused on changing culture and reinforcing that we were causing harm to our patients.

  • Feb 16

    We have done loads of work in reducing pressure damage using a quality improvement methodology and increasing scrutiny of every incidence of damage. We have a panel including a senior nurse, medic, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and members of the nursing team responsible for providing the care. We look at documentation, appropriately implemented plan of care to determine if the damage is avoidable this is then followed up with an action plan and education.

    We have reduced our damage from over 30 incidence in the first year to just 4 this year for the whole hospital (three years on) we focused on changing culture and reinforcing that we were causing harm to our patients.

  • Feb 2

    I am sorry you are going through this it must be a very stressful time for you.

    For employers to refer to the NMC they have to provide robust evidence to support the referral and what support and internal processes have been instigated with the registrant. The referral would have needed to be signed off but your Nurse Director and this isn't something they do lightly.

    Are you a member of the RCN or Unison? If so you need to be in contact with them and getting support. The NMC will review the case and make a decision if an investigation is required.

    Depending on what you have been referred for it may be helpful to proactively consider looking at additional training for example if its meds management get yourself onto medicines training or write reflections around the incidents which demonstrates you are prepared to take responsibility for your practice and a recognition of the need for improvement as the NMC process progresses

    The NMC will be looking for reflection and learning, so taking an approach of they are just "minor mistakes" is not going to be helpful, reflect on the incidents, what can you learn from them and take responsibility for your actions.

    It's clear from your post you feel the referral is unfair, and just some impartial advice through this process blaming your ward manager is not going to be helpful for you going through this, get some support from your union, if your not a member it may be worth having a conversation with the local reps as they may take your case retrospectively.

  • Jan 30

    Quote from K+MgSO4
    We call them blueys in Australia and inco pads in Ireland. Neither make anymore sense.....
    Inco pads in the UK

    Chucks are chickens

  • Jan 20

    Quote from kismetRN
    wow I could almost hug you right now XB9S .. thank you sooo much for the helpful insight. I also plan to read the website about NMC ethics, just in case.
    Yep! this is with the agency and for Royal Marsden post in surgery.
    I have my eyes all along to be hired in RM but I know i couldn't possibly breeze thru without preparation.
    Your agency should give you some support with interview prep, I know the one we use does.

    At band 5 they will just be looking to see you are a safe and competent practitioner, with an understanding that transitioning will take time.

  • Jan 18

    There is lots of information about nursing interviews in the UK section.

    Just a couple if queries to help me answer your question.

    Is this with an agency and do you already have NMC registration.
    Is this a band 5 position (I suspect it is)

    Its likely there will be general questions rather than speciality specific if it is a band 5

    I have interviewed overseas nurses and questions I've asked

    What do you think the main challenge you will find worjing within UK nursing how will it differ from what you are used to.

    If a patient has a fall, what are your actions

    A doctor asks you to administer medication your not familiar with, he tells you not to worry its his responsibility, what do you do

    You ask a health care support worker to assist you toilet a patient, he tells you he's too busy - how do you respond.

    Why do you want to work here (hospital/ speciality / UK)

    We also give numeracy and literacy assessments during the interview process.

  • Jan 10

    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Nope, that's a clink!!
    No sorry, a clink is a prison


    In fact one of the "clinks" in Wales has a restaurant open to the public called The Clink. 😁

  • Jan 8

    Quote from K+MgSO4
    We call them blueys in Australia and inco pads in Ireland. Neither make anymore sense.....
    Inco pads in the UK

    Chucks are chickens

  • Jan 7

    Quote from preciou18
    Thank you ever so much you have given me more than enough to choose from .now the ball is in my hands to look for literature review which has to be systematic . i will get back to you for more guidance.
    Ta. i can't believe you have solved one problem for me !
    Good luck

    One site I point my students towards is CASP.
    Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)

    It give guidance about structure for critical appraisal

  • Jan 7

    Quote from preciou18
    Thank you ever so much you have given me more than enough to choose from .now the ball is in my hands to look for literature review which has to be systematic . i will get back to you for more guidance.
    Ta. i can't believe you have solved one problem for me !
    Good luck

    One site I point my students towards is CASP.
    Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)

    It give guidance about structure for critical appraisal

  • Jan 7

    Quote from K+MgSO4
    We call them blueys in Australia and inco pads in Ireland. Neither make anymore sense.....
    Inco pads in the UK

    Chucks are chickens

  • Jan 4

    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Nope, that's a clink!!
    No sorry, a clink is a prison


    In fact one of the "clinks" in Wales has a restaurant open to the public called The Clink. 😁

  • Jan 4

    Quote from K+MgSO4
    We call them blueys in Australia and inco pads in Ireland. Neither make anymore sense.....
    Inco pads in the UK

    Chucks are chickens


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