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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Specific procedural training standards for US family medicine residencies do not exist. As a result, family physicians graduate with highly variable procedural skills, and the scope of procedural practice for family physicians remains poorly defined. Our objective was to develop a standard list of required procedures for family… (More)
Selection interviews provoke fear in many confident nurses and are among the most stressful situations nurses experience. Thorough preparation can assist you in achieving a positive outcome. This article considers the preparatory stages and recommends how you should conduct yourself to achieve success.
As early as 2004 the Fingerprint Working Group of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) has organised proficiency tests (PT's) as well as collaborative exercises (CE's) as a way of raising standards within the fingerprint profession. Participation in PT's and CE's is a key element in the ISO/IEC accreditation process as they enable… (More)
The recent publication of the Tomlinson Report (Department of Health, 1992) will see far-reaching changes to the employment prospects for many nurses. Therefore, nurses need to be fully aware of the available opportunities when applying for a course place to ensure a successful outcome.
Many nurses now feel under enormous pressure to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment. The first step is not to panic but to plan.
Interviewers use a wide range of questioning techniques to explore candidates' potential. Understanding the techniques helps the candidate make a response. This is the first of two articles which consider questioning skills and how to respond.
Appointing staff to a post is a complex process for nurse managers. The cost of failing to select the best person can be high. Careful preparation on the interviewer's part is essential if the selection process is to be effective.