Bethann Siviter

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AS A NURSE, you will have many people competing for your time and attention. Things change quickly in healthcare environments, so it is important to be flexible. Determining priorities, which things must be done right away and which can wait, is critical in maintaining your equilibrium.
YOUR NURSE education is demanding and can be especially stressful during exams, assignment submissions and assessment deadlines, around placement schedules and when dealing with difficult or needy people.
As part of continuing cost-cutting measures, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) is to be abolished (analysis August 4). Established asa special health authority in 2001, its core function has been to improve the safety of NHS care by promoting aculture of reporting and learning from adverse events.
It sounds like a good idea, but some factors will skew this kind of system. The presence of patients from other specialties, the number of students or nurses who specialties, the number of students or nurses who need mentors or preceptors, agency staff lacking familiarity with the environment, dependent patients awaiting nursing home placements, and(More)