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new nurse training

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Posted:  10-Mar-2018 17:57
Hi all, very excited we have a brand new nurse starting in September, has anyone had to arrange a training schedule, I was thinking start with smear and possibly phlebotomy and travel but would welcome advice if anyone done this [8D]

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Posted:  10-Mar-2018 18:57 Log in to like this post
Suggest at least 6 weeks orientation with shadowed /supported clinics ...as such a big leap from Hospital (unless previous experience) this is what I would do ... Next step...sit down and discuss plan her/his goals /expectations /impressions...evaluate what gaps need filling in PN team etc/ meanwhile set up training for bloods/wound care /treatment room and injections/baby ims first year then smear course, then one of the following CDM diplomas IHD/asthma diabetes /copd 2nd year Travel if iappropriate and all again depending on nurses prior experience...

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Posted:  11-Mar-2018 14:25 Log in to like this post
Our recently new to practice nurse started with bloods, bp, baby imms, smears, smoking cessation, new pt checks and is gradually increasing her treatment room skills. Starting with the simple tasks increased her confidence and competence in consulting, note keeping and allowed her to become comfortable working on a one to one with pts.

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Posted:  11-Mar-2018 21:25
Thanks she is newly qualified coming straight to us we know it will need to be slow to allow her time but the surgery are really looking long term future xx

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Posted:  12-Mar-2018 08:25 Log in to like this post
Hi All, I would like to become a practice nurse and wondered if anyone could suggest any suitable courses to get me started? I have been qualified for 13 years and have worked in cardiology, clinical research, GUM and am currently working in occy health

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Posted:  12-Mar-2018 10:19 Log in to like this post
Why not enrol your new nurse on a Fundamentals of Practice Nurse course or similar. Remember it takes 12M for GP reg training so why should we expect GPN to get everything in a few weeks. Some training have national minimum standards expectation so you will need to find local course. I think the last thing should be 'Child Imms', seems to be the job the new nurses get first, this is now so complex. Remember allow time for observation, supervision and observed practice, good mentor support, regular meeting and making sure all staff no not to overload/overwhelm your newby!

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