Author: iamp

‘Never Events’ and the safety barriers

The operating theatre is a rather unique department within a hospital. Patients may need life or limb saving surgery or they may just be looking forward to having a new hip or knee which will give them a new lease of life. Surgery does however have the potential to cause unintentional serious harm or even…
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4th February 2016 0

Accuracy and Patient Records

Why is accuracy in documenting patients’ record so essential? Patient documentation is not only a legal requirement, but forms part of good practice and the process of keeping patients safe. Although both the medical and nursing professions have guidance in patient documentation, in practice medical notes are often imprecise and incomplete. It is not until…
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2nd August 2015 0

Medical Notes & Records – Best Practice

Below is the text from an article that Scott Lister and Liz Bardolph prepared for The Expert Witness Journal – Spring 2015 Click here for a copy of the original: Medical Notes and Records – Best Practice _________ Both Scott and Liz have extensive experience of reviewing medical notes and records for the purposes of investigations and/or…
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7th July 2015 0

The changing face of aesthetics from a nursing perspective

Introduction During the last 25 years nurses have been at the forefront in the treatment of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. These include the use of dermal fillers, the botulinum type A toxin cosmetically, chemical peels, and laser treatments. As well as treating patients many are instructing and mentoring their medical colleagues. Recognising that a new specialty…
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26th March 2015 0

The Advancement Of The Nursing Roles Within The Primary Care Arena

The media, in particular television loves medical drama and our screens are populated with the heroics of the uniformly attractive staff of Holby City and Casualty, the even more glamorous ER and the humorous Scrubs. However, after watching a recent episode of Call the Midwife I began to reflect on the dramatic advances in primary…
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26th February 2015 0

Scott Lister talks to Matt Fowler about his current practice and his role as an advanced nurse practitioner (oncology and haematology)

Scott – Matt, what is your current clinical role? Matt – I currently work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Oncology and Haematology. I have worked at a senior level (Band 7 and above) within oncology, haematology and bone marrow transplant for over 8 years now amassing a wealth of clinical, managerial and academic experience.…
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17th February 2015 0

Apex’s first training day for Nurse experts – it was fun!

It’s an exciting time for Apex Health Associates. Our first training day came upon us and we were ready to inform and entertain a group of senior nurses for the day. It’s not an easy task to capture senior nurses’ attention as they are already ‘top of their game’. We wanted to ensure the effort…
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5th August 2014 0