Recognition and Management of the Acutely Unwell Adult Course

Recognition and Management of the Acutely Unwell Adult Course

Education, News
This module is designed to prepare the student working in the acute care setting to manage the acutely unwell patient through processes of assessment, diagnosis, care management and evaluation. It is of particular use to students who will be working as Advanced Nurse Practitioners within Hospital at Night teams and other in-patient acute care areas. See flyer below for further information. ram-flyer-update-july-2017  
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NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Advanced practice resources

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Advanced practice resources

Education, News
NHS GG&C have an excellent website dedicated to advanced practice -http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/about-us/professional-support-sites/nurses-midwives/advanced-nurse-practitioners/ Some of the information is specifically local to them, but much of the content is transferable and might be of interest to ANPs and managers alike. For example, their newsletter gives a really nice rundown of recent advanced practice developments!! NHS GGC Advanced practice newsletter april 2017
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Managing Surgical Crisis: Non Technical Skills Course 24/10/16

News
Dear Colleagues, Please find attached, a flier for Managing Surgical Crisis: Non Technical Skills. This event is to be held on Monday 24th October 2016,  08:45 – 17:00  in The Cuschieri Skills Centre, Level 5, Ninewells Hospital Dundee. To register please visit  https://cuschieri.dundee.ac.uk/courses/general-surgery/managing-surgical-crisis-non-technical-skills/mon-10242016-0845 Regards CS MEN Team Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network NHS Education for Scotland East Region Office Level 8, Ninewells Hospital Dundee. DD1 9SY Tel: 01382 425735
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Providing a navigable route for acute medicine nurses to advance their practice: a framework of ascending levels of practice

Articles
Acute Med. 2016;15(2):98-103. Lees-Deutsch L1, Christian J2, Setchfield I3. Abstract This article conveys concerns raised by delegates at the International SAM Conference (Manchester, 2015) regarding how to advance nursing practice in acute medicine. It endeavors to capture the essence of 'how to advance practice' and 'how to integrate advanced practice' within the workforce structures of an acute medicine unit (AMU). It addresses the production of tacit knowledge and the recognition and integration of this to developing the nursing workforce. The current context of NHS efficiencies and recruitment issues emphasize the value of retaining tacit knowledge. Uniquely, this article offers an early conceptual framework through which levels of advancement and potential transition points to advance nursing practice in acute medicine are articulated. Determining how to advance requires identification of prior accomplishments…
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Management of Sepsis

Management of Sepsis

Articles
Introduction: The following is a scenario based learning discussion on the management of sepsis. This article was submitted to ACAP by: Dr Paul Robertson, MRCP MD Specialty Doctor in Microbiology, Monklands District General Hospital, Monkscourt Avenue, Airdrie, ML6 0JS   A call to assess a febrile in-patient is a common scenario for junior medical staff or advanced nurse practitioners (ANP). Nursing and medical tradition would see this as an opportunity to administer an anti-pyretic and obtain blood cultures. Sadly these are often the only interventions that occur, with insufficient thought being given to identifying and treating the cause of the fever. I’ll argue that a call to assess a febrile inpatient represents an opportunity for early identification and treatment of sepsis, and that a shift in hospital culture – particularly…
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