Becoming a nurse in the 21st century by Ian Peate

By Ian Peate

This is often an available consultant aimed toward scholar nurses, introducing them, and guiding them throughout the Nursing and Midwifery Council's licensed programmes of schooling for Registered Nurse prestige. each programme of analysis that prepares a scholar to turn into a expert registered nurse needs to be authorized by means of the NMC and cling to its criteria and guidance.

The publication is damaged in to 4 sections in accordance with the 4 proficiencies said through the NMC: expert and moral perform; Care supply; Care administration and private improvement. It offers those proficiencies in a simple to appreciate and enforce method, making it simply available for either scholars, and registered nurses who will locate it an invaluable reference for his or her paintings and development.

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Have the patient’s nutritional needs been assessed? • Does the nurse need to consult other health-care professionals such as: • nutritional nurse specialists • doctors • occupational therapists • speech and language therapists • dieticians? g. does he/she require a Halal-prepared meal). g. does the patient have an appetite disturbance: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obesity. • The patient’s ability to swallow – his/her physiological status. • The patient’s calorific needs – these vary with age.

In certain circumstances, you may seek consent on behalf of colleagues if you have been specially trained for that specific area of practice. 11 You must ensure that the use of complementary or alternative therapies is safe and in the interests of patients and clients. This must be discussed with the team as part of the therapeutic process and the patient or client must consent to their use. 4 As a registered nurse, midwife or specialist community public health nurse, you must co-operate with others in the team.

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