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Paediatric nurse training – have you got what it takes?

Paediatric nurse training – have you got what it takes?

Children's nursing is hugely rewarding, but can also be emotionally demanding. If you’re interested in becoming a paediatric nurse, here’s what to expect from the training and how to decide whether the job is right for you. Paediatric nurses work in hospitals, homes and the community, assessing the needs and caring for children of all [...]

9 tips to combat stress

9 tips to combat stress

Even the best nurses feel overwhelmed sometimes. Delegating and prioritising your workload can help – but if you’re still feeling stressed, here are six strategies that may help. A high workload and unrealistic management expectations can cause pressure – but be aware that negative thinking plays a part too. ‘It’s not just external pressures that [...]

Here are 5 Great Reasons to be a Nurse in the UK

Here are 5 Great Reasons to be a Nurse in the UK

You’re a young student with a bright future, and you’ve got brains, heart, and drive. Which career should you choose? You’re not satisfied with your career, and you want to make a change. You’re hoping for something that gets you away from a desk. What should be next? You’re working as a nursing assistant, and [...]

Paramedic training – have you got what it takes?

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Are you considering a career as a paramedic, but feeling apprehensive about the demands of a role on the frontline of the health service? Read on to discover what paramedic training involves and the kind of skills and qualities you need for the job. Paramedics work on their own or with an assistant practitioner and [...]

How to become a phlebotomist

How to become a phlebotomist

Phlebotomists take blood samples from patients, then label and send them off to the laboratory for analysis and testing. If you’re interested in working in a healthcare role and don’t mind the sight of blood, read on for the skills, requirements and training you need. Phlebotomists work in a variety of healthcare settings – mainly [...]

How to deal with difficult patients

How to deal with difficult patients

Most nurses go into the job because they want to help people, but dealing with difficult patients can be hugely challenging, especially for those who are newly qualified. While every patient and situation is different, here are eight tried-and-tested techniques that can help. Nurses are only human and it can be easy to get caught [...]

Becoming a healthy play specialist

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If you enjoy working with children and would like a career in healthcare, a job as a healthy play specialist might be for you. Read on to discover what the role involves and the skills, qualifications, and experience you’ll need. Sometimes referred to as “hospital play specialists”, healthy play specialists are usually based in hospitals, [...]