Elaine Cole

Altnagelvin renal home therapies team
Primary Health Care

RCNi Nurse Awards 2018: renal home therapies team wins Patient's Choice award

Passion and commitment of three nurses makes them worthy winners

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Four nurses honoured with fellowships at RCN congress

The RCN presented fellowships, its top honour, to four outstanding nurses at congress for...

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Family centred care: Extending bereavement support to grandparents

Nurse consultant Michael Tatterton's research revealed that when a child with a life-limiting condition dies, the grandparents' 'unique footprint of grief' is often overlooked. The hospice where he conducted his PhD study has changed how it supports grandparents to reduce their isolation and allow them to grieve

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Dementia and delirium: making late-night patient transfers a thing of the past

A nurse-led project to avoid moving patients at night has helped reduce the risk of anxiety and distress, and improved relationships with carers

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Acupuncture initiative to treat nausea and vomiting transforms patients’ lives

Nurse specialist Ruth Roddison introduced acupuncture to reduce post-operative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing orthopaedic and gynaecological surgery at Rotherham Hospital. The technique has been so successful it is being rolled out across the trust and in the community

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The nurse who uses storytelling to connect with patients

Clinical nurse specialist Jess Wilson says oral storytelling can help to develop a therapeutic relationship in mental health settings. She trains other staff in how to use storytelling to ease patients’ stress, reduce anxiety and calm volatile situations

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‘Winning an RCNi Nurse Award increased my self-confidence and inspired me to do more’

Paediatric emergency nurse Drew McDonald won the Child Health category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 for his project developing a sepsis recognition tool for triage. He talks to Elaine Cole about the positive effect that winning the award has had on his practice and his personal development

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‘We left the NHS to create a home for children with complex conditions’

Children’s nurses Lucy Andrews and Karen Higgins took a leap of faith to set up a small nursing home providing a different kind of care for children with complex conditions. Here they tell the story of their struggles and successes

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Helping patients cope with a rare neurological condition

Two advanced nurse practitioners initiated and developed the world's first dedicated service to help patients affected by the rare condition neuromyelitis optica

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Nominations now open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018

RCN Nurse of the Year 2017 winner Melanie Davies speaks of ‘lovely legacy’ for patient.