Nursing Standard Podcast: Mental health and medicines management
Dignity baskets, medicines management and a project on how to best respond to people experiencing mental health crises feature on the latest Nursing Standard podcast.
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#nspod heads up to Scotland for the final episode of Series 2, meeting with Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland nurse Kelvin Frew.
Mr Frew has been recognised for his work with the police to improve understanding of mental health conditions and how to respond to people experiencing crises.
#nspod also meets with Hilda Campbell, a mental health nurse from charity COPE Scotland.
Ms Campbell talks about how the charity has moved away from a traditional focus on mental health, to responding more to the situations that cause people to experience such conditions.
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She talks on the affects of Universal Credit and how the charity has provided access to 'dignity baskets' including vital supplies, such as sanitary towels, to those experiencing poverty.
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Finally, Nursing Standard senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett interviews Canterbury Christ Church University senior lecturer in adult nursing Jane Brindley.
The pair discuss medicines management and the need for an ‘open culture’ and system wide approach to drug administration and management.
Read Jane Brindley's CPD articles
- Undertaking drug calculations for oral medicines and suppositories
- Undertaking drug calculations for intravenous medicines and infusions
Catch up on previous episodes this season
- Episode 1 – Foundation years for nursing students
- Special – 'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' says nurse leader Alison Twycross
- Episode 2 – Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield
- Episode 3 – Swansea university students reflect on training experience
- Episode 4 – Change is in the care
- Episode 5 – ‘Agile working is about the difference we can make for patients’
- Episode 6 – Tool to help you spot signs of modern slavery in a patient
- Episode 7 – Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for nursing action?