Promoting the Development and Understanding of Management Issues for Pre-Registration Nurses
This workbook has been produced by members of the Medical Clinical Facilitator team at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences. It is aimed at pre-registration nurses, with the intention of promoting the development and understanding of management issues.
The format of the workbook presents scenarios which could be commonly encountered in the clinical area and then asks a series of questions designed to encourage the student to consider the course of action they would take, identifying priorities and key issues. The scenarios have been devised in accordance with categories identified by the authors as important in managing situations arising in the clinical area. The workbook is also intended to facilitate students to consider actions/activities they may undertake in order to meet the NMC practice outcomes relevant to their stage of training. Proficiencies relevant to each scenario are listed in every section. Two scenarios per category are presented, the first being aimed at students in their first year of training and the second being aimed at more senior students. The answers required of the second scenario questions will reflect this wider experience.
The book may be used by individuals, or to promote discussion of management issues between students, students and mentors/other members of staff. We have included a space in which comments can be recorded and signed by students and mentors, which may be referred to as a source of evidence contributing towards meeting the proficiencies. Answers to the questions have been produced and can be found in the answer booklet. You may find that you and your colleagues produce different answers to those provided and it is important to remember that these are not necessarily incorrect, as nurses often have individual approaches to managing situations. However, there are guiding principles and in some cases local policies and procedures that must be adhered to, and therefore must be taken into consideration when thinking about the scenarios.