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Ending the care lottery

01 October 2013

Emergency Nurse

Letter

MIKE PAYNTER’S proposed strategy for emergency care (Emergency Nurse 21, 5, 13) could be implemented given the appropriate investment.

Manual of clinical paramedic procedures

01 July 2010

Emergency Nurse

Book Review

PRE-HOSPITAL PRACTICE is unique to the care environments in which it takes place, and practitioners in the field must find solutions to healthcare problems that are...

Medicines management

26 May 2009

Nursing Standard

Reflections

In the catheter lab unit at the hospital where I work, the nurses administer medications on the verbal order of the consultant or senior registrar who is scrubbed...

Medicines management

18 November 2009

Nursing Standard

Reflections

‘Generic substitution’ is being introduced next year, and I am worried it will cause problems for some of my patients. Am I right to be concerned?

Assess numeracy in addition to written and verbal skills

08 December 2009

Nursing Standard

Letter

In response to Deborah Majola’s letter, ‘We need to assess English language skills properly’ (November 25), not all internationally recruited nurses have to take an...

Medicines management

29 September 2009

Nursing Standard

Reflections

As an independent trainer I have been asked to train healthcare assistants (HCAs) in nursing homes to administer medications. I am also being asked to train them to...

RCN is out of tune with its congress resolution on free prescriptions

24 March 2009

Nursing Standard

Letter

I was surprised to read that the RCN will not lend support to the British Medical Association’s call for all prescription charges in England to be abolished (news...

Medicines management

28 July 2009

Nursing Standard

Reflections

A colleague is under investigation because of her role in a drug error. She calculated the dose with a medical colleague who was senior to her. His involvement is...

Medicines management

23 March 2010

Nursing Standard

Reflections

‘I understand that the law has been changed to allow appropriately qualified nurses to prescribe unlicensed drugs independently. Can I do this immediately? I am an...

Medicines management

18 August 2009

Nursing Standard

Reflections

I am concerned that our ward treatment room has become a dumping ground for medicines that need to be returned to the pharmacy. The medicines are kept in an open...
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