So.. this morning we were woken up by our "emergency bell", which is almost never a real emergency here. Except this time it was a pregnant lady who came to give birth. Bare in mind that our clinic is very basic and we usually don't deliver babies because of that. But in this case the baby was already crowning, so we had no other choice but to take her in. We were super lucky that both mom and baby were healthy and there were no complications at all; in fact, it was one of the easiest deliveries I've ever seen. It only took about 20 minutes in total and we almost didn't do anything as the mom pushed maybe 3-4 times and the baby girl came out immediately (and the placenta as well). • In the picture I'm holding the little girl and cleaning her up about 15 minutes after she was born 🥰 #nurse #volunteering #newborn **I know this may not be the ideal way to do it, but we don't have the proper installations and space to deliver babies here, so I tried to keep everything as aseptic as possible
We have launched a new UK wide survey of the District Nursing workforce. The survey is the first of its kind since the publication of the QNI’s 2020 Vision Five Years On in 2014.
All countries of the UK have policy imperatives which focus on more care being delivered in peoples’ homes and communities and District Nursing services are playing a crucial role in this strategic effort.
The survey results will be analysed within the International Community Nursing Observatory (ICNO) of the QNI and will be published at the formal launch of the ICNO on 18th November 2019. It is anticipated that the survey will create the most accurate picture ever of the District Nursing service, including how it is adapting to changing technology, utilising innovative approaches to care, and managing rising demand and increased complexity in care delivery.
Dr Crystal Oldman, the QNI’s chief executive commented, ‘I would strongly encourage all District Nurse team leaders across the UK to complete the survey. Your views and experiences are of vital importance in helping the QNI to understand the current challenges in the District Nursing service and will provide the data needed to determine what new investment and support can be given to strengthen services in future.’ The survey can be completed online at www.bit.ly/QniDNTL19 and remains open until 15th July 2019.
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We are @chahasthma ....The Children’s Asthma Service in Croydon, which is part of the Children’s Hospital at Home community nursing team
Our names are Jakki + Jo and we are Children’s Asthma Nurse Specialists. This means we have training, experience & knowledge in childhood asthma & wheeze
We visit children and young people aged 2-18 with asthma and wheeze in Croydon
We see most children at home or school during the working week and on Saturday mornings
We also act as a resource for other health care professionals to promote best practice in asthma care
If you would like to find out more about a referral to our service please call 0208 274 6317 or check out our webpage (LINK IN BIO)
#chahasthma #asthmanurses #croydonnurses #chahnurses #chahteam #communitynursing #passionforasthma #makingadifference #improvingoutcomes
Where has the time gone, today marks three years since graduating from the practical nursing program. Certainly does not feel like three years. I was so scared upon graduating and still I’m scared on a daily basis but I learn everyday and have an amazing/rewarding/challenging at time career and would not change it for anything! I work along side with a fantastic bunch of nurses/caregivers/health care professionals everyday. Next up application for BScN 2020...... yup, on it! #lpnlife #lpn #communitynursing #communitynursinglife #lifegoals #listoflifegoals
Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you for all your support and encouragement prior to my ‘little walk’. It has been over a month since I undertook the 52km walk, walking half way around the Isle of Wight.
Two friends, my poor husband and I started early and at 7am on 4th May the walk began! I was a little bit nervous as I was expecting to walk for over 17hrs and finish the walk after midnight.
In fact, the walk was lovely and less horrendous then I thought. It was a lot better than the Jurassic Coast Challenge I did the year before. The atmosphere on the walk was amazing and everyone we met was friendly and doing the walk for a charity, a challenge for themselves or, like me, doing it for both.
Scenery around the coastal path was amazing and as I have never been to this part of the island before it was good to explore. The only big hill we had to climb was near The Needles and just before the 21km stop (boy, I was ready for a little sit down). When we got to the 21km stop, my husband worked out that we would finish the walk in day light. At the speed we were going, it would take us under 14hrs in total to reach the finish line.
I think I may have run most of the way as my two friends and husband are a lot taller than me. I tried to keep up until the 36km mark, but after that I needed to go at my own pace as my hips had started to give in! In the end, the whole walk took us 12hrs and we were still in daylight when we finished!
By the end I had a huge blister on my right heel and since then I have lost two toenails, but we are already thinking about signing up for another one next year!!! To date I have raised £635 for #TheQueensNursingInstitute, as well as promoting the work of #theQNI and of community #nurses in Britain.
Katharine Pepper, #QueensNurse
I became a #PracticeNurse in 1997 straight from Intensive Care Burns and Trauma. I was not really sure how this role would develop and how many opportunities it would give. Now, over 20 years later, I have used my skills to travel the world helping others and support fellow nurses, mentor and develop my own skills every single day.
Practice #Nursing gave me the confidence I needed to believe in myself and step outside my comfort zone. Many know that working in a #GP practice has many challenges, the greatest being able to work autonomously. So leaving ITU where a team can be called at any time, to a much smaller team in #primarycare, I realised that it was easier to learn a lot more about the things that really interested me such as #Diabetes, HTN, CKD and travel #health. This allowed me to transfer these skills across the globe.
At the age of 40, I decided that I could put these skills to even better use when I had the opportunity to volunteer as a #nurse for a Jumbulance group to Lourdes in France (a place of pilgrimage for sick people) providing 24-hour care with perhaps another nurse or GP. That was the start of a rollercoaster of opportunities that has seen me travel to Lourdes 11 times caring for adults and children, India twice, Brazil three times, Germany, Poland, and Kenya twice.
I have worked with fellow #QueensNurse, Dr Julie Green acting Dean of Keele University, who has encouraged pre and postgraduate nurses to volunteer in Lourdes. I have met the most inspirational and exceptional #nurses who have helped teach me how to deal with the most unlikely situations. A child impaled by an elephant’s tusk left with life-changing conditions to a newborn baby failing to thrive. ⬇️
Community health fair volunteering!🙋🏻♀️
I had so much fun volunteering yesterday in a small community in Mexico. We had various stations set up to help educate and serve the community. I was helping with the CPR station, which was a bit challenging since my Spanish is very lacking lol. I took Spanish in high school and college, but haven’t used it much so it just isn’t that good. But I tried my best and thankfully my partner helped out a bunch! I really liked practicing my Spanish while also trying to connect with the community. I love going on these trips and just volunteering in general. As a nursing student, I want to continuously give back to communities in any way I can!😊 Nonetheless, I had so much fun helping my fellow classmates and ate way too much Mexican food as well haha. Hope you all are doing amazing! More update posts to come soon about how my summer semester is going!😆🤯
#nursingschool #communityhealth #nursing #nursingstudent #futureRN #MSN #health #healthcare #volunteering #student #communitynursing
European Wound Management Association 2019 conference, Gothenburg Sweden. Poster displayed looking at the importance of education in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Thank you to all NHS Shetland community nursing teams for completing the clinical audits. #ewma2019 #woundmanagement #communitynursing #nhsshetland
And so the day begins with an impromptu slide down the stairs on my bum 🤦🏼♀️
I always carry water with me. (Never use to, now it has become a habit!) Drinking water regularly is so beneficial for us. Itmakes up over 50% of our body and not being well hydrated can affect our muscles, brain power and alertness. It hydrates the cells (think smooth skin!) And helps flushing the system. 👇 👇
Today I visited with Karen (pseudo name).... and offered her water to take with her medication. So just before I left, I asked her if everything is to her liking.
She replied "it bloody well is not!" Surprised, I asked her why not. She replied "I cant do anything with THAT" pointing to the glass of water. " I dont drink water! I want milk!" 😂 (she is in her 90's, so cant argue with that!😜). So, guys, without going into my opinion about MILK 🙈, dont be like Karen.
Drink the bloody water! 😂 it is good for you! . .
#drinkwaterdaily #refreshingdrink #bodygoodsnutrition #coffeelover☕️ #mywaterbottle #coolwater #fitnurses #visitingnurse #communitynursing #fitlife💪 #weightlossjourneyuk #fitforties #diaryfree
Wait no, should be CGAT 完成
哩班CGAT nurse，係做OAH嘅case。要對嘅唔係淨係啲老人家，仲有啲OAH staff。當你話佢又唔係，唔理又唔係嘅時候，就知道rapport嘅重要性
Mentor好到無輪，kind and accepting，好攪笑，乜都教我地，仲特登去埋其他nurse度睇啲得意野
Still wouldn’t wanna work here, but I grew to respect them
A very special placement
#nursing #placement #communitynursing #infirmier
We are working with American author and journalist, Suzanne Gordon, to help nurses to ‘find their voice’ and articulate their value as key professionals in delivering patient care.
In 2018, Suzanne Gordon led two #QNI discussion workshops in London for senior nurses from around England and Wales on this subject.
In this short film made during the workshops, Suzanne Gordon speaks about #nurses can challenge stereotypes and describe the full contribution they make to the healthcare economy.
Building on this, the theme of the QNI’s 2018 annual conference was #FromSilenceToVoice. The theme of the #QNI2019 annual conference will take it to the next stage, with the themes #FromVoiceToAction and #ExcellenceInAction.’
#sdsunursing #sdsusummer #communitynursing #it will be fun to work with Kathleen in our Community project # 2 Calexico RNs ready to help our community 💉💊LVNs to RNs and now on to our BSN🎓🎓. SDSU BSN program,Summer 2019😎💊🎓💉🙏🏽
In collaboration with @NHS England, we have launched a new Induction Template for #GeneralPracticeNursing as part of the delivery on Action Four of the General Practice Nursing Ten Point Plan.
The Induction Template is specifically designed to enable employers to ensure that nurses in a first career destination role in #GeneralPractice are well supported when taking their first career step in primary care. This new resource may also be beneficial to #nurses who require induction, having recently moved from a hospital or other #communitynursing environment into primarycare for the first time. It aims to assist with good practice around #induction and orientation, by developing a bespoke checklist with common ‘national’ elements that can be adapted to suit local areas.
It is anticipated that the template will also be useful to those nurses who may have been working in #primarycare for some time, but who would like updating on their knowledge. The resource may also be useful to #nursing associates, health care assistants and #studentnurses preparing for a primary care placement. The template will also provide guidance for practices employing General Practice Nurses.
The author of the document, #QueensNurse and experienced nursing mentor and educator, Sharon Aldridge-Bent commented ‘Developing this template highlighted the urgent need for a comprehensive induction and orientation programme for all nurses new to general practice. This most certainly will assist with recruitment and retention of nurses in the primary care setting’. Paul Vaughan, Head of @NursingNow England, responsible for the delivery of the GPN Ten Point Plan commented: this new resource will enable employers to ensure they provide nurses new to general practice with a really good experience of working in the sector and ensure they have a great start to their long and exciting career working general practice.
You can view the document on GPN Single Point website (bit.ly/gpnsinglep) or on the QNI's website (bit.ly/qni-gpnit).
Publics thought vs Reality
Public : Nurses, sexy, 4 days off a week, good pay, glamorous, cool, living the best life
Reality: nothing sexy about it the Ann summers outfit does not resemble our ill fitting uniforms and the only thing they have in common is they are both made of materials that make you sweat perfusely. We sweat, we are covered in bodily fluids frequently, we cry uncontrollably and that’s only somethings.
The reality about days off is a pure myth..... whilst we may physically not be on rota our body is physically exhausted and mind mentally drained thinking of the days we have just worked. Also most nurse work overtime on days off to make ends meet or they have sideline businesses in aesthetics etc. Reality is this picture was taken on my second day off as the first day off I was unable to function I was drained. Then my third day off was spent preparing my family for the four night duties I was just about to work. Day 4 I was off but I was going to night duty so I needed to sleep ..... totally #glamarama ...So the days off whilst it’s lovely they are very much deserved and jammed packed plus they fly in.
Good pay well if you haven’t heard nurses pay is always being discussed and how it’s not enough, the sad reality is some nurses have been using food banks to make ends meet ....many nurses have to work overtime or have side line businesses ..... so nope another misconception of nurses.
Reality is that nurses are the back bone of a hospital delivering 24/7 care nothing glamorous about it, we cry, we are human, days off are often spent in pjs paralysed by exhaustion and mental fatigue. Whilst a rewarding job public perceptions of the nurse in the sexy uniform and running out of work and heading to the pub like they do in #holbycity is so far from the truth. Today I want to acknowledge all #nurses on #payday you deserve it.
#nurse #nurselife #nursing #nhs #nursepreneur #nursesrock #instanurse #tired #daysoff #nurse💉 #drained #24sevenlifestyle #shiftwork #nightshift #nightshiftnurse #dayshift #12hourshift #ednurse #icunurse #communitynursing #wardnurse #cardiacnurse #nursespecialist