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Best of luck with your training.
We do it using a dummy arm in the 2nd half of 3rd year.
some of the trusts don't recognise the training whilst in the clinical areas of those that do it depends on finding someone who is iv trained and will superivise your required attempts to sign you off, this can depend on if that area performs venepuncture a lot. the student attemps can be carried over once qualified i was told as long as its within a certain time frame.
we also learn male catherisation and how to do ECG
These may be advanced pracitice but pratice is changing.
Oh my home trust from what the staff nurses where saying in aiming to get all it nurses IV trained, maybe thats an influnce on our clinical skills files.
Last edit by ayla2004 on Mar 12, '07
hope is my home trust iand reallylike it what job did u do there and where abouts.:spin:
hows liverpool enjoying it and your training.
Last edit by ayla2004 on Mar 20, '07
my mates at uwe at frenchay hosptial
dementia(worked for 6 years as hca in a Nursing home speicaliny in this)
keep calm espically your voice, don't rush anything you have to do and be very gentle, your working as part of a team, if the person seems not to be responding to you get someone else esp if the pt strats getting upset and your getting frustrated.
at times you may need to distract them, if they think their at home and have young children, or that they are a child(esp in alzimers where they lose there memories chronloogically ) try to distract them with an activity.
this gets bad about teatime and is call sundowners whereby they think they need to go home, and is a bad risk for falls.
Explain what your doing even if they can't respond and give consent to treatment.
try not to deskill a demetia pt encorage them to do as much as they can with hyiene and feeding etc.
if they have developed unsocial beahvoir espically regarding elmintaion, get to know their habits and get them cleaned and recongise its part of the disease and they may get upset if you draw attention to it i normaly whould chat about anything else.
make sure they eat and drink, and that they haven't just forgeton the food that is in front of them, i've found sweet foods very popular.
hope this helps
Last edit by ayla2004 on Mar 30, '07