What is an OSCE?
The Objective Structured Clinical Examination or OSCE is a multipurpose evaluative tool that can be used to assess the competence of healthcare and clinical workers on a variety of skills and tasks. The OSCE uses objective based testing to assess competency through direct observation. It gives an easily reproduced and uniform way of testing multiple
Taking care: looking after yourself matters too
Taking care; looking after yourself matters too. Today we look at healthcare worker self-care strategies. Health care is one of the most rewarding careers, but it can also be one of the most challenging and stressful. We understand that your priority is your patients; but you can’t care for others unless you also care for
Dignity in care and why it matters
Care workers provide high-quality support to many people so that they can live fulfilled lives. This is what dignity in care is all about, improving lives. It starts with carefully studying and noticing what is in the individual’s care plan. Individuals in care home are different and as such reviewing their care plan and following
The importance of stoma care
Nurses and health care staff will come across patients with a stoma during some point in their career. They may work in a variety of clinical settings, including the nursing home, and so it’s important that both nurses and care staff know how to manage a stoma, and that they are able to offer advice
A guide to NMC Revalidation: everything you need to know
What is NMC Revalidation? Nursing and Midwifery Council Revalidation, NMC is a process that all nurses and midwives based in the UK have to do if they wish to still work in the UK and want to stay registered with the Nursery and Midwife Council (NMC). So you can continue to grow and develop in
Gaining healthcare and nursing competencies
As healthcare professionals, it’s essential to continuously improve our skills and knowledge to provide the best possible care to our patients.
Thinking of a career in elderly care? Here’s what you should know
There’s no doubt about it, the UK has an ageing population. In Britain, there are more than 15m individuals over the age of 60. Therefore, it’s no surprise there’s an ever-growing demand for quality elderly care. If you’re interested in providing care for the elderly, the good news is that you’ll rarely struggle to find
What you need to know about leg ulcers
It’s important that you continually update and learn new skills during your working practice as a nurse or health care assistant. Ongoing training is not only important for CPD needs, but it’s also beneficial for the welfare of your patients. One vital part of training for all health care staff is that of tissue viability,
When should care staff refresh their training?
Ensuring that your care staff members are fully trained is an essential part of any caregiving service. While this should include any new starts within your organisation, it is vitally important to know when to conduct refresher training for long-serving care employees or seek it out yourself. So, here are some tips to help you