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  1. If you could meet an AN member who would it be?
    I too would love to meet so many people from here - think an international conference is called for. Just glad I managed to find my way back to this thread
    May 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. advice please
    I was in exactly the same position. I went to work in a reputable nursing home. The pace is different and the quality of relationships is there - my advice would be to take it slowly, work part time...
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. RCN has adopted a neutral stance on assisted suicide...
    From the RCN site When did the consultation take place and what did it involve? The consultation opened on the 16 February 2009 and closed on the 22 May. A policy briefing paper providing an...
    Jul 29, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. research study
    But the last bit of the sentence is key really - include the following So what followed? The reason you are finding it hard is that the question is asking for quantitative studies - ie numerical...
    Jul 3, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Numerical Pain assessment tool
    I have found the following link helpful. It gives the following reference http://painconsortium.nih.gov/pain_scales/NumericRatingScale.pdf McCaffery, M., & Beebe, A. (1993). Pain: Clinical Manual...
    Jul 3, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  6. research study
    The reason you'll be having difficulty finding something is that the study type they're asking you to write about is quantitative - it's about a systematic review or randomised controlled trial, and...
    Jul 3, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. is anyone familiar with the phrase 'Clinical Supervision'?
    We practised clinical supervision when I worked at NHS Direct, and we were given reflective time together in our 'on duty' time. Particularly as a new telephone triage nurse I found this extremely...
    Jun 16, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. Uk student nurse!
    Hello Acidosis - there's quite a few UK nurses here - come by the International Forums and chat with us. Lovely to see UK students posting here - you'll get a lot of friendship & support here.
    Mar 17, '09
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  9. KSF Second gateway question
    Different Trusts do it in different ways - mine do it by the 'if we haven't heard anything, you get the increment' method, however I have also worked in places where paperwork is the norm - either...
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. Infection Control e-learning package
    Hi It's mandatory in my Trust for all staff to complete it in the first 3 months in post. It's fairly basic, but covers the needed ground. As far as e-learning packages go I think it's not bad -...
    Feb 20, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. Happy New Year
    Happy New Year from a very frosty North of England.
    Jan 1, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  12. Pancreatitis...with no pain?
    I personally had pancreatitis a few years ago and had mild pain only - my worst symptom was nausea and vomiting. I was under 45 years of age and rarely drank alcohol. It was due to gall stones stuck...
    Dec 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Merry Christmas
    Merry Christmas - hope your holidays are going well. I feel guilty as I am off duty until 5th January! Never had such a long festive break...
    Dec 27, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. Do I have enough experience?
    I think it will depend on how you feel about your experience and what job you are applying for, but working in ED and also onc will have shown you a good slice of life. It may be worth asking the...
    Dec 8, '08
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  15. nurse talking on phone..
    I've performance managed staff who insist on using their phone in this way -what are the organisation's policies and management like in enforcing them I wonder? For me, this behaviour is rude and...
    Nov 2, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. Help :(
    Is this your personal statement for your UCAS application? Well done for thinking in a mature and rounded way and managing to get this onto paper! Good luck and please let us know how you get...
    Nov 2, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. Welcome to the forum - UK nurses chat
    I think this thread is a great idea. I try to keep up with everyone's journals but of late have been working so many extra hours due to the state of the department and short-staffing so have been...
    Nov 1, '08
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  18. Flu Shot ??
    I had mine this week. They not only protect the person who has them, but also helps to widen the immunity of the whole community - I'd rather not have flu or be off work over the winter months...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Coroners Court
    Contacting the RCN if you are a member would be a really good idea - even if only for moral support. They have a lot of experience in this area and can help you through this - they also have a...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  20. christmas card exchange 2008
    Chris - good luck for your exam - hope all went ok....
    Oct 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Incident Reports
    Surely that depends upon your organisations policy? I know here in the UK, we operate a no blame culture and encourage the reporting of incidents, so our national reporting system does not include...
    Oct 19, '08
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  22. Here's my lame career path...any chance I could do triage?
    Hi turncoughdeepbreathe Sorry to hear you are feeling low right now. The key skill for a telephone triage nurse is critical thinking. If you are able to question people opf varying communication...
    Oct 19, '08
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  23. christmas card exchange 2008
    I love this way of letting fellow nurses around the world know we are thinking of them during the festive season - and my kids tease me that I get so many cards from all over the world - I'm in again...
    Oct 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Does anyone know of Oxford Aunts Care
    Never heard of them. Most agencies will provide nurses and carers for live in positions in the UK. Wherebaouts are you sunny? If you are not from the European Union you will find it nigh on...
    Oct 18, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. Gateway and KSF
    I've just completed all my staff appraisals. It should be much better than the old appraisals, and you should already have a good idea of how it is going because you are supposed to be in the driving...
    Oct 16, '08
    Forum: International Nursing


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