Support in practice Nov 2013

This is a quarterly supplement for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners.

Read articles from our November issue of Support in practice, the supplement for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners.

Support in practice

Is there a hero in your team? 
Be inspired to enter our Nurse Awards by one of this year’s winners, who won for her dementia work. 
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Courses & resources 
Courses, events, grants, and awards to progress your career. 
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Stay alert, stay aware 
Deteriorating patients might be saved thanks to a new course for healthcare assistants, explains Sue Clarke. 
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The pathway to successful learning 
Jenny Knight outlines a trust’s preceptorship scheme that is proving a hit with HCA trainees and staff on the wards. 
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Offering a guiding hand 
Being responsible for helping staff with their learning can be a rewarding experience, says Helen Lloyd. 
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Fluid investigations 
Testing patients’ urine can uncover a variety of health conditions, says Robin Lewis. 
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Legal advice 
Richard Griffith on refusal of treatment. 
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