How Nurses Can Humanise Patient Care

Research shows that one in three nurses is unable to relieve patients of their pain, adhere to timelines required to administer medication or talk to patients’ families. Such issues can be attributed to nurses’ schedules. Nurses are often too busy to do every task required of them during their shifts. The patient to nurse ratio is usually unfavourable which causes nurses to experience severe burn out interludes or to neglect patients altogether. The situation is so dire that some patients are often left to die alone without a nurse present. Technological advances can also blur dimensions of human care.   […]
The Nurse Supervisor

The Nurse Supervisor: Staff Empathy

Empathy in the workplace is crucial not only to our patients, but to our colleagues and staff too. Being able to “put one’s self in another person’s shoes” is an integral part of nursing leadership and being a nurse supervisor. This is especially important because as nurses, we work as a team. You must be able to demonstrate understanding and convey support to your subordinates as a Nurse Supervisor. Remember that we are all human beings who deal with challenges and obstacles in our lives. These key factors will support you in supporting and conveying empathy to your team, and still […]
Male Nurse

Being a Male Nurse in a female dominated environment

Nursing has historically been perceived to be a female dominated profession and today, this is still the general case. However nursing is a profession pursued by both female and males equally. Nevertheless, male nurses still lack the recognition they deserve due to this perception. The NMC reported last year that male registered nurse levels remain incredibly low at just 11.4%, so the number of men in the profession is not increasing. Here are a few tips to ensure you receive the respect you deserve as a male nurse: Be Observant Pay close attention to your behaviour, the behaviour of your […]
Nurse Bullying

Nurse Bullying in the UK

Bullying does not only occur among children and teenagers. Bullying in the workplace, especially nurse bullying in the UK, is actually real. Targeting and bullying among nurses has even given rise to the expression “nurses eat their young”. A Few Nurse Bulling Statistics 85% of nurses have experienced some kind of verbal abuse from their colleagues. Those more likely to suffer nurse bullying includes those who have received a promotion or special attention. It has been identified that nurse bullying usually happens between a senior nurse and her subordinate. What is supposed to be a mentoring relationship becomes a tormented […]
Nursing Degree

Benefits of Earning a Nursing Degree

There are hundreds of careers to choose from, but there is only a few that focus entirely on the well being of others. A career in nursing secured with a nursing degree will cement your healthcare focus. In the nursing industry, there are many different rewarding career paths you can choose from and in this industry. There is no shortage of opportunities for rewarding and meaningful employment for qualified carers. Among the different healthcare careers, nursing is one of the most versatile. Most nurses would say that no day is ever the same, enabling constant learning and progression. A nursing […]
Attract and Retain Millennial Nurses

Attract and Retain Millennial Nurses

Nurses are on the frontline taking care of us when we are sick or injured. Nurses work long hours to keep patients’ needs met, dispensing care and attention to those who require it most. The younger generation have very defined expectations and requirements of their chosen career and so too do millennial nurses. Some millennials take up the nursing profession because they genuinely want to care for those in need. They dedicate themselves to ensuring the provision of excellent care to all patients. However, even though it is a gratifying and fulfilling profession, a millennial also has other particular needs that […]
Nurse Whistleblowing Guidelines

Nurse Whistleblowing Guidelines

If you ever suspect or see a nurse colleague make a grievous mistake whilst on shift, it is your duty as a nurse to report him or her through whistleblowing. But where do you start? The process is daunting and made more stressful with the thought of exposing your colleague or employer. Nonetheless, as nurses, we have sworn an oath to protect our patients so being silent is really not an option. It is our duty to advocate our patient’s rights especially when they have been aggrieved. Here are some nurse whistleblowing guidelines to best guide you through this process.   Whistleblowing Process Make […]

Whistleblowing – A Nurses Perspective

Whistleblowing in the healthcare sector is such a controversial issue and for good reason. Not only does it affect the person you are reporting, but it also affects yourself, the one who is reporting. Some nurses hold their silence due to fear of retaliation and being ostracised. However, this should not stop us from telling the truth and facing up to our responsibility as a nurse. What Nursing truly means One definition of nursing that really stands out amongst others is that: “Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimisation of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury and advocacy in the […]
Nursing Volunteer Work

Protect Yourself – Nursing Volunteer Work

Many organisations rely heavily on the generosity of volunteer nurses to carry out their missions. Volunteers offer much needed health care services across the world including the UK. The government has made provisions for the exemption of volunteers from being sued in cases of accident and negligence. However, there is still confusion regarding the scope of practice and liability of nurse volunteers. It is for this reason that nurses should educate themselves on the potential ramifications of nursing volunteer work. Below are some important points to consider before offering your services pro bono: Criminal Record Check – DBS If you are a […]
Client Promises

Inivo’s 5 Client Promises

Inivo has developed 5 simple Client Promises that our team embrace in order to deliver the best possible service. These Promises communicate our core values and dual as a service level agreement between our consultants and our clients’ services and projects.   1. We Promise Service One number – 24 hours a day – 03300 500 200 24 hours service – speak to us at any time 30 minute call back – we will always let you know the progress of a booking request within 30 minutes   2. We Promise Dedication & Locality With centralised operations, we offer consistent […]