Practice Nurse Handbook, 5th edition by Gillian Hampson

By Gillian Hampson

There were significant advances in perform nursing in recent times, and a quick growth within the position of the perform nurse. The perform Nurse guide is an important consultant to all features of medical perform, healthiness advertising, and perform administration, for nurses typically perform. The guide contains chapters on universal health conditions, screening checks, sexual overall healthiness, psychological well-being, continual ailment administration, go back and forth wellbeing and fitness, immunisations, and emergency events. It addresses criminal concerns, adjustments in basic care, nurse prescribing and covers key matters in group operating. every one bankruptcy includes feedback for mirrored image on perform and provides the underlying facts base.The 5th version of the perform Nurse guide has been revised and up-to-date to incorporate the most recent coverage advancements, together with the nationwide provider Frameworks, adjustments to the GP agreement, info on fundamental care agencies, caliber and results Frameworks and new roles for perform nurses

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How could any improvements be made? • Are you using your computer system fully? What further training is needed? • Does all your record keeping meet the NMC standards? • Are the protocols/guidelines/PGDs you use up to date and comprehensive? Are • changes needed? Would you know what to do if a patient wanted to make a complaint? REFERENCES 1. Nursing and Midwifery Council (2002) Code of Professional Conduct. Para 5. Nursing and Midwifery Council, London. 40 Practice Nurse Handbook 2. Parliament (1998) Data Protection Act 1998.

16 Job descriptions can prevent misunderstandings if everyone involved knows what they are required to do. When all staff members have a job description, it will become apparent if the responsibility for those small tasks necessary to the General Practice Nursing 21 smooth running of a practice has not been specified. Unnecessary conflict can be prevented if such issues are resolved promptly. Contract of employment A statement of terms of employment should cover the following: • • • • • Salary and incremental dates, plus rates of pay for overtime hours The normal hours and times of work plus expectations of overtime to cover the absence of colleagues Holidays, study leave, sick pay, maternity/parental leave and compassionate leave entitlements Pension arrangements Period of notice for the termination of the employment.

Systematic reviews rigorously assess the research evidence available. The various databases provide information about reviews completed and in progress. Local clinical librarians will usually help anyone who needs assistance to search for evidence. Other sources of information include: • • • • National Electronic Library for Health Cochrane Collaboration NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, York NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme. Despite the wealth of information available, some nursing practice has still not changed significantly in response to research findings and there has been a conspicuous lack of good research in the field of practice nursing.

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