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Quality assurance of patient safety within the health care system (hand hygiene)

Critically evaluate the role of quality assurance Quality assurance of patient safety within the health care system. Introduction Quality assurance (QA) is ‘a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met’ (Merriam Webster Dictionary, 2018). Within the … Read more

Leadership in Adult Nursing (reflective)

Introduction Leadership is a process which involves individual activity to state desire objective and vision in a situation, providing support and motivating other people to attend set goals (Swearingen, 2009). Danae et al. (2017) believe that leadership is broadly recognised as a key aspect of overall effective healthcare. Therefore, nurses require strong leadership skills to … Read more

Critically appraise two pieces of evidence relevant to the area of general practice nursing

Introduction This paper aims to critically appraise two pieces of evidence relevant to the area of general practice nursing. The CASP framework (Critical Appraisal Skill Programme 2018) was used to aid the critiquing and analysis of a systematic review and case-control study which focus on the effectiveness of yoga practice on the reduction of blood … Read more

Reflective nursing essay (Myocardial infarction admission)

INTRODUCTION This is a reflective essay based on the interaction between the nurse, client and their family from the point of encounter, rendering of nursing care and termination. The essay will focus on managing care from the perspective of clinical experience and reviewing this in relation to a literature review. It also includes recommendations for … Read more

Reflective essay: nursing process and how it was applied

Reflective Essay to Discuss the Nursing Process and how it was Applied in the Clinical Area in which I was Placed INTRODUCTION This is a reflective essay to demonstrate the nursing process and how it was applied in the clinical area in which I was placed. Atkinson et al (1983, p2) describes “The nursing process … Read more

Consent and its influence on Nursing Practice

This assignment will discuss consent and how it influences nursing practice in my area of study, which is adult nursing. According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct (NMC, 2008), states that healthcare professionals must presumed patients to have the mental capacity to accept or refuse treatment after being given information on their … Read more

Analysis of a Career in Pediatric Nursing

INTRODUCTION A career in pediatric nursing can be emotional, stressful, physically demanding, and one of the most rewarding jobs. Becoming a nurse is really taking a job in caring, even more so as a pediatric. These nurses take care of infants through childhood until their adolescents. In addition to that there are multiple issues and … Read more

Leadership in nursing (observation)

Leadership is important in any setting where people aim to be successful and productive in their work. In the setting of nursing, leadership is something that is required to be sure patients are receiving the best care possible, to ensure that no mistakes are being made, and to have proper delegation between hospital staff so … Read more

Nursing as a profession

Nursing is a field that has always been about caring for people and doing what’s right by the patient. Nursing’s ethical principles have remained a constant; to do for the good of the patient, to do no harm, to support a patient’s autonomy, and to be faithful, just, and truthful. These principles are the pillars … Read more

Reflection using Gibbs Reflective Cycle (nursing)

Description I undertook a full assessment on a patient with a sacral pressure sore. The patient had limited mobility, dementia and does not speak. I completed the assessment using observation as a primary source. The care assistants were reluctant to engage with the nursing process rendering some specific measurements as ineffectual compromising the eventual Waterlow … Read more

The nursing profession

Introduction Every day, nurses interact with patients from different backgrounds, presenting with distinct infections. Due to the amount of the information that a single nurse has to handle, it becomes essential to integrate the system to record and store the extra details about an individual. There is dire need to establish a program that incorporates … Read more

Informatics and Technology in Nursing

In nursing Informatics and Technology are defined as “specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice, consumers, patients, the interprofessional healthcare team and other stakeholders in their decision making in all roles and settings to achieve desired outcomes” … Read more

Nursing responsibilities

Registered nurses are responsible for a lot but one of their main responsibilities is providing hands-on care to patients. Caring for people is not something that should be taken lightly and usually is not. It can be very rewarding but it can also cause a lot of stress so nurses need support wherever they can … Read more


Nursing as a profession of front line care, requires not only scientific knowledge procured through study, but most importantly a high level of interpersonal and practical skills. All components of communication; verbal and non-verbal are essential prerequisites in meeting the needs of patients and their families as well as integral parts of nursing such as … Read more

PBL 3: E=Ecstasy – Nursing

PBL 3: E=Ecstasy   INTRODUCTION The scenario refers to Leah, who while celebrating her 18th birthday took one Ecstasy tablet. Over the next 3 hours, Leah seemed to enjoy herself but she complained of feeling hot and sweat a lot. She kept drinking water and 4 hours after taking the tablet she was found slumped … Read more

Ethics – nursing case study

Ethics are standards of behaviour which nurses act on when caring for patients (Tschudin, 1986; Edwards; Holland et al, 2008, Kozier et al, 2008. Conflict between ethics and moral dilemma is enshrined in the NMC (2015) code ethics their role as nurses and duty to the patient who want to know the truth and the … Read more

Spirituality and nursing

Spirituality is at the core of nursing professional identity (Hensel & Laux, 2014). It was reported that nursing students perceived high personal levels of spirituality (Shores, 2010). However, it is essential to include spirituality in nursing curricula to meet the demands of the profession (Wallace et al., 2008), as nursing students experience stress to meet … Read more