Nursing

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  • Nurse
    • Roles and responibilities
      • To provide holistic care for patients
      • To be able to communicate effectively with patients and their families
      • To be able to observe and monitor patients
      • Writing care plans for patientes
      • To provide patients with adequate medication
      • Protecting the patient from safeguarding issues
      • Maintain dignity and confidentiality
    • Training
      • Mental capacity and safeguarding adults
      • Fire Safety
      • Moving and handling
      • Infection prevention and control
      • Resuscitation
      • Complaints handling
      • Clinical record keeping
    • Career pathways
      • 5+ GCSEs A*-C including English, Maths and Science
        • Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification (Including BTEC, NVQ)
          • Equivalent qualifications, including a degree in another subject
            • To achieve a nursing degree at university
              • Entry to employment
          • To achieve a nursing degree at university
            • Entry to employment
        • 2-3 a-level subjects, preferably including science and social care
          • Equivalent qualifications, including a degree in another subject
        • International Baccalaureate Diploma (Optional)
          • Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification (Including BTEC, NVQ)
            • 2-3 a-level subjects, preferably including science and social care
          • Multi-disciplinary team - Nurses can work alongside a variety of the following professonals
            • Midwives - during antenatal care and throughout birth
            • Psychiatrists - to discuss the mental health/capacity of a patient
            • Specialists in certain departments i.e. oncology care
            • GP - refers patients to nurses and any information will be kept on records
            • Therapists - can be referred here by nurses (i.e. physiotherapy)
          • Codes of conduct
            • To treat everyone as an individual and prioritise them respecting their dignity
            • Provide a high standard of practice and care at all times
            • To be open and honest with all service users
            • Protect and promote the health and well being of all service users
            • Respect people's confidentiality
            • Work effectively as part of a team
            • Share information with colleagues
            • Maintain professional boundaries
            • Keep clear and accurate records

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