Advancing Practice in Rehabilitation Nursing by Rebecca Jester

By Rebecca Jester

Nurses play a key function within the rehabilitation approach - maximising the standard of lifestyles and independence of people following trauma, disorder or enduring power disorder. Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing presents an in-depth research of expert perform in rehabilitation nursing. It examines the learn foundation underlying medical perform and identifies specific attributes of the nursing function in the context of multidisciplinary and multi-agency operating. the 1st a part of Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing explores normal rules of expert rehabilitation perform, which are utilized to either group and in-patient settings. the second one half addresses particular concerns in middle components of perform together with stroke, bought mind damage, spinal damage, orthopaedic rehabilitation and administration of individuals with long term stipulations.

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Most schemes operate seven days per week, typically between early morning and early evening. Seldom do such schemes provide call out during the night, it is for this reason that admission criteria often require patients to have a co-resident informal carer. Home rehabilitation teams often comprise nurses, therapists and support workers, and a degree of multi-skilling is desirable to avoid the cost of multiple visits by various disciplines. Working with confidence and competence across traditional professional boundaries requires careful educational preparation and consideration of issues of vicarious liability and indemnity.

NVQ levels 1, 2 or 3. 2 To do the above and exercise clinical judgement and assume professional responsibility and accountability for the assessment of health needs, planning, delivery and evaluation of routine and direct care. Direct and supervise the work of support workers and mentor students. Both newly registered nurses and established registered practitioners in a variety of jobs and specialties in both hospital and community and primary care settings. Higher education diploma or first degree level, hold professional registration and, in some cases, additional specialist specific professional qualifications.

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