Latest Comments by XB9S

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Joined Sep 7, '06 - from 'United Kingdom'. XB9S is a Registered nurse. She has '22' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Advanced Practice, surgery'. Posts: 8,600 (25% Liked) Likes: 3,891

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    It'll depend on your trust policies. Where I work you can only move if you apply and are successful in the interview or under the redeployment policy, a word of caution with that though most policies will issue you 12 weeks notice under the policy and if you don't find work you end up out of a job.

    First step I'd suggest talk to your union and / or HR department

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    As Denmark is an EU member state you should be able to transfer your registration across. We've just appointed nurses from other EU countries who are newly qualified in my hospital in the UK

    It's worth contacting an agency to assist with this.

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    Legally the nurse in charge of the ward is responsible for the custody and security of the CD meds and keys. You can delegate the duties but the responsibility is yours

    Personally, I would check myself if I'm charge.

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    Quote from francescaf88
    Hi everyone!

    I'm looking for a good advise about NHS Bristol hospitals.
    Is there someone whohave worked there for a while to give me a feedback?

    Many thanks
    What advice in particular, which hospital?

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    I would say no to Internet discussions although I would suggest you confirm with the NMC. The other registrant needs to sign your documentation to confirm that discussion has taken place.

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    Quote from heather31
    Hi, I have been invited for a band 6 interview for Clinical Skills Educator. I have 10 minutes to teach the interview panel a clinical skill in the skills lab. I am working as an experienced band 5 in a community setting and am a nurse mentor. I have undertaken minimal group teaching sessions some years ago. I was thinking of flip chart, demonstrating skill with explanation and asking questions of the panel as in a real time teaching session. Would welcome any advice on approach please.
    It's worth researching methods of teaching psychomotor skills it'll give you some ideas of how to structure it. Personally stay away from flip charts, teaching skills are better developed with a hands on approach, demonstration with explanation then practice. Think of a very simple, basic skill. Taking a pulse, checking blood pressure they will be looking at how you conduct yourself and impart information rather than what skill your teaching.



    Exploring approaches to clinical skills development in nursing education | Practice | Nursing Times

    Fundamentals of Nursing, 2nd Edition

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    Silverdragon102 likes this.

    Quote from Trini_malenurse
    Hi all, I am a Registered Mental Nurse in Trinidad. I have currently started the process to get on the NMC register with my CBT exam sitting this January. Once successful and migrated to the UK, I would like to go back to school and pursue my general nursing studies so I can be on Part 1 of their register. Does anyone knows of any school that allows a condense version of training taking into account my previous three years of training in a Psych Specialty?
    I think you'll have to do the full 3 years course, conversion courses aren't really provided any more.

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    spacemonkey15 likes this.

    Quote from vandiola
    When I did my ITU placement I don't think I ever saw a nurse use a stethoscope, except the PERTT nurses. I assume it does vary across hospitals, I've worked in some district hospitals where nurses aren't allowed to do any cannulations or ECGs.
    Every ITU I've worked in it was standard practice to assess your patients at the start and during your shift which included auscultation.

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    Quote from kathyhinsh
    UPDATE.....
    I missed out by 1 point but it's only a 3month secondment, so I'm waiting for it to come up again...maybe for the permanent post next time!
    Try to start working at that higher level now then, show you have what it takes and offer to take more responsibility in preparation for the next time.

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    Quote from kathyhinsh
    UPDATE.....
    I missed out by 1 point but it's only a 3month secondment, so I'm waiting for it to come up again...maybe for the permanent post next time!
    Try to start working at that higher level now then, show you have what it takes and offer to take more responsibility in preparation for the next time.

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    Jooles likes this.

    Quote from Jooles
    Hello, I have just been invited to interview for a return to nursing course Adult Nursing-Band 5. It includes two written papers: Patient Care Scenarios and Drug Calculations. I have been searching online for examples of what I need to brush up on with little success. As I left practice in 1991 I am very apprehensive about this interview and would like to be as prepared as I can be. Do you have any information on where I could find some practice papers or some guidelines on what might be asked? Thank you in advance.
    Here you go

    http://www.testandcalc.com

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...8dXdG-7TwvORag

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    The RN (2) is a registered nurse status, it is not an unregistered (CNA) or in the UK health care support worker it is a registered nurse.

    I work with enrolled nurses who carry out and receive equivalent pay to level 1 RN, they are extremely valuable and integrated part of the workforce

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    Quote from kathyhinsh
    Hi Guide,
    I've been told by my band 7 that there is a secondment for band 6 on our acute stroke ward.
    I recently failed in the same application, as she told me that there would be an informal chat....however, foolishly I hadn't looked at the difference between the 2 roles...band 5 to band 6!
    I now have another shot at it....
    Any advice for me?
    (I have been qualified 6 yrs, & working in acute stroke 13yrs)
    I would make absolutely sure you know the difference between a band 5 and band 6 role. Even the fact you were unclear would make me question if you are quite ready for the step up.

    Why do you want the band 6 role?
    What would you like to develop and change, how would you support the ward manager to meet their objectives and targets.

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    xoemmylouox and anon456 like this.

    Quote from MunoRN
    C diff that results from being on antibiotics isn't actually something you catch from staff or other patients, it's usually that you already had C diff bacteria in your GI tract which is held in check be the rest of your normal GI flora (bacteria), then when you take an antibiotic that kills everything but the C. Diff bacteria, the C Diff is now unopposed and flourishes.

    You seem to be describing a failure of staff to wash rather than gel when coming into the room which is actually necessary when coming into the room of a C diff patient, only going out of the room.
    I'm sorry but I'll have to respectfully disagree with you here.

    C diff can be transmitted by touching contaminated surfaces as a result of poor hand hygiene techniques. That's why it's classed as an infectious disease.

    Although it may not pose a problem in healthy individuals it is a risk to those who are unwell, frail etc. Cross infection is a real risk which is why hand hygiene and barrier precautions as so important.

    Antibiotics interfere with the normal gut flora which allow the spores to flourish.

    I've added some information sheets for you to read

    Clostridium difficile - NHS Choices

    Fact Sheet – Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) - Public Health Agency of Canada

    The World Health Organisation 5 moments describe before during and after contact hand hygiene to prevent cross infection.

    WHO | About SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

    It's good practice to clean your hands when you enter a patient space.

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    Fiona59 and Octoberian like this.

    In all honesty, as an employer I wouldn't consider you for interview unless you had the requirements to work in the UK, and if you look at most job minimum specifications state registered nurse as a requirement so you won't be shortlistable unless you have UK registration.


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